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New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

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Neighborhood: French Quarter
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Address: 514 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: 504-565-8027
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Description: Located at the site of the first licensed apothecary shop, the Pharmacy...
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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Small but interesting. A lot of reading.

If you are not one to read the signs at a museum do not go here. I read every sign, so it was good, my spouse does not, he was bored. It is only $5 per person when we went so it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Wellington, Colorado
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Wellington, Colorado
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

If you are not one to read the signs at a museum do not go here. I read every sign, so it was good, my spouse does not, he was bored. It is only $5 per person when we went so it was worth the hour we spent. Lots of interesting facts about medicine in the early years of this... More 

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Rhode Island
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95 reviews 95 reviews
18 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Who knew? Cool little place to visit. Gives facts on some of the more mundane aspects of our pharmaceutical past, and some quite bizarre ones! You start thanking your lucky stars we live in the times we do! $5 entry fee. Worth it. I would say an hour tops probably.

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Asbury Park
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I got dragged to this place, even though I love all things strange and unusual, I didn't think I would enjoy the guided tour. Let me tell you, I was TOTALLY wrong. It is about an hour in length and the guy is FANTASTIC. If you are going to this museum, go at 1pm for the GUIDED tour, because you... More 

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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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36 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

New Orleans has long been a city of many cultures, languages, music and art. One hundred and fifty years ago it was also a city with regular epidemics of Yellow Fever, Typhus, Malaria, Cholera and other deadly diseases. If you have an interest in medicine and pharmacy, this small but well organized museum is a fascinating look at the medical... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

A very small museum with a lot of things to see. The tour guide was awesome and kept you entertained throughout the entire tour. Pretty interesting to see how medicine was once practiced.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This museum is a bit small, but so is the admission price. I work in medicine so seeing some of the old medical equipment was interesting. I think the old medicine bottles look like little pieces of artwork. The courtyard with a fountain in the back is so peaceful and beautiful. I sat in meditation before leaving it was very... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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152 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We tried to get here numerous times and they were closed either for private events or because it was a Monday, so be sure to verify their schedule online first. Great place to visit if you're interested in medicine/ science!

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Arnold, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We attended a wedding at this facility it was very unique and unlike any other wedding I have ever attended. Great Place!

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Montpelier, Vermont
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This is a very detail oriented museum. You need to look carefully and read all the little labels and signs. It ends up being an amazing learning experience about a part of lives we all basically take for granted. There is tragedy here, awful potions that killed people (among other things) and cures that were miracles (and still are, like... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Great exhibits, especially for a family of scientists. That said, the non scientist in the group liked it the most. Quiet staff but the fascination is in the exhibits and the excellent written explanations.

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