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New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

Address: 514 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130 (French Quarter)
Phone Number: 504-565-8027
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Ranked #28 of 190 Attractions in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Located at the site of the first licensed apothecary shop, the Pharmacy Museum includes cures for...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Located at the site of the first licensed apothecary shop, the Pharmacy Museum includes cures for anything that ails you including voodoo potions and other weird medicines.

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Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Loved the self guided tour that allows you to soak in the history of medicine. Free to take pictures- I returned with many to show friends at my hostpial.This was a pleasant histroic outing right next to Jackson Square.

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Houston, Texas
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Creepy, but in a good way. Leeches. Rusty surgical equipment. Probably thousands of unique, hand-painted labels & bottles of old medicines. This may not be everyone's cup of tea but I could have spent all afternoon in that building. I used half the battery on my phone to google some of the mysterious old ingredients & herbs. Antique soda dispenser... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

This place is really interesting and different. I really enjoyed it. It only cost $5 for admission, so very affordable. I would recommend it to others.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This was the first and only pharmacy museum I've ever been in, so I wasn't sure what to expect. We stepped in off the street on a whim and it was like being transported back in time. The building itself is a restored historical apothecary with the original floors. By luck, we got there just in time for the 1pm... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Didn't pay to get in, so could only see what looked to be some pretty cool displays in the front window. A pity the place wasn't a bit less expensive to get in, particular with a whole family.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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46 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Goes back to 1823....located on Chartre Street...totally amazing..here you can find out about "hangovers" here...ha.It's the old fashioned "Apothecary" style pharmacy...on Thursdays/Fridays, they give a tour...it's very interesting!!

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New York
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121 reviews 121 reviews
30 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We learned about this museum on a ghost tour we took the night before. The displays are fascinating and extremely interesting. If you like history, his is the place for you. The items on display are authentic and the guide given on the way in help you to navigate the museum. They also offer a guided tour. Unfortunately, we did... More 

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Northbrook, Illinois
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This museum looks tiny from the outside but there are actually two floors and both floors are filled with tons of historical medical treatments. There is the option of a guided tour (the curator shows/talks about different things on the first floor) or a self tour (you just wander around). Both are good options it just depends what you'd like... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This was a cute little museum with a written guided tour rather than an actual tour guide. It was an interesting activity for a rainy day. Took a couple tries before we could visit here because it was always closed when we came by so check your guides on their hours before coming! Nice comprehnensive collections of medical instruments and... More 

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Lombard
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Just made the 1pm tour (museum closes at 2pm). It was only $5 - my last $5 actually. The guide was excellent - wonderful speaker. I thought it was a fascinating place and I was glad I went. Tips were accepted by the way.

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