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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 #28 of 165 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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San Antonio, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

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
14 helpful votes 14 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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Delmar, New York
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260 reviews 260 reviews
179 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We visited New Orleans for 5 days in December, 2014. We took the "tour" of this museum at 1:00 p.m. I had read about it online and knew in advance it would be quirky and interesting and it definitely was. Our "host" was excellent. Just the right amount of humor interjected into a very formidable knowledge of his subject. The... More 

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New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We went in for a weekday 1pm tour. Cost $5/person and was definitely worth it! The tour covers parts of the first floor, but definitely not everything. There's a whole second floor that you can take a look at yourself. There is so much stuff in here with so many labels/notes that it might be quite overwhelming to try to... More 

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sudbury
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13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We did the guided tour and it was interesting. I may be biased because I am a pharmacist, but I found the presentation excellent.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

$5 entry and self guided tour. Best value in New Orleans! Well worth a stop! The courtyard is really nice!

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Austin, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I cannot rave enough about the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum and the staff. Stephanie and Liz are my heroes... We live in Austin, Tx and my hometown is New Orleans. We were set on getting married in New Orleans and the top need on our list was a venue that would allow our dogs. in search for a venue that... More 

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Terrytown, Louisiana
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

My daughter and new son-in-law do animal rescue in Austin, TX. It was really important to them to have their family dogs included in their wedding, and New Orleans Pharmacy Museum made it happen for them. Outdoor courtyard comfortably accommodated 93 guests, a section for our caterer, DJ, and bar. Upstairs balcony allowed our friends' beautiful flute & guitar music... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Being as I went to school to be a pharmacy technician. I found it absolutely necessary to drag my husband here on our honeymoon in new orleans. The $5 admission was well worth it. The building has so many interesting facts and artifacts pertaining to early medicine. There are 2 floors to the pharmacy so it is bigger then it's... More 

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Austin, Texas
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42 attraction reviews
283 helpful votes 283 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We popped into the museum mostly because it was freezing outside and we wanted to warm up. We ended up really enjoying it! The museum is housed in the former home of New Orleans' first pharmacist and it retains much of the home's historic features. There are exhibits on two floors (the second floor being up a pretty steep curved... More 

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