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New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

514 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130 (French Quarter)
504-565-8027
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Ranked #35 of 172 Attractions in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I love the Pharmacy Museum. You don't have to be in the field of pharmacy etc to enjoy this. Its so fascinating and different to anything else around. The tours are phenomenal! the guide was hilarious, knowledgeable and engaging. I'd recommend this museum to anyone - especially the tour.

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Niceville, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We had high expectations of this museum. The location already revealed it wouldn't be big. When we wanted to enter a guided tour was taking place. The tour starts at 1pm and we came in half way so we had to wait till the tour was over. Place was to crowded. Fatre the tour left we paid $5 for the... More

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Plan to take the guided tour which is only held a couple of times a week. It was very interesting and entertaining. You do not have to be a pharmacist or in the medical field to enjoy this tour. I highly recommend it.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Locals as well as tourists can enjoy this musty little treasure. Full of odd cures, as well as non cures.

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Orange, California
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

For $5 admission, I would highly recommend taking the time to check this place out! Had some really cool displays. I was able to spend about an hour here and leave feeling like I actually learned something.

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Houston, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I had low expectations but we were blown away. They have a huge collection on two floors. Everything is organized quite well by category and they have some of the most interesting items and artifacts I've ever seen. It really is worth every penny of the admission if you enjoy the history of medicine, pharmacology etc. They have authentic surgical... More

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Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Walking through the quarter don't miss this interesting little stop. It costs $5 to enter. You could spend hours there reading about the history of disease and treatments. The exhibits are spread over two floors. There are artifacts from the days that pharmacists actually made the drugs to treat people. Shelves lined with jars with plants and specimens, collections of... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My husband and I would have never visited this museum, but our city tour guide highly recommended it. The pharmacy is very interesting just to visit, but taking the tour made a huge difference. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and passionate, and he kept everyone's attention the entire time, which is rare. He had interesting stories and examples, and gave... More

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London, United Kingdom
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I had been told about this museum before I came to New Orleans, and it sounded intriguing so I made sure it was on my itinerary. The museum is housed in what was originally a pharmacy, and the upstairs floors are what was the owner's house. The ground floor is designed to look as it might have back in the... More

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MI
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Ideal for those interested in the peculiarities and history of pharmacy. You will see plenty of interesting things and learn facts you may not know. Enjoyable if you enjoy trivia.

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