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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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great collection of history

I can't emphasize enough how interesting this little gem is! The exhibits of equipment, tonics, info on old medical practices, everything is really well done. Makes you shake your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Lake Orion, Michigan
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Lake Orion, Michigan
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

I can't emphasize enough how interesting this little gem is! The exhibits of equipment, tonics, info on old medical practices, everything is really well done. Makes you shake your head and wonder "what were they thinking?!".

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abingdon va
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89 reviews 89 reviews
32 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

On Chartres St. in the French Quarter not far from Canal St. this is a fascinating place. Two floors of displays with a beautiful garden outside in a very historical building. Not expensive, but really enjoyable.

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Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The tour was the best part of this day of our vacation. Want to learn about 19th century medical practices and get some humor on the side. It has good artifacts but the museum itself could use from updating. Also, the gift shop is so small and could be so much more!

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Unicoi, Tennessee
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This is our second visit to this museum and it is a true one of a kind. The exhibits are well worth taking time to examine and the history of pharmacy as well as the progression of medicinal treatment in the U.S. is well documented. There are also some truly beautiful artifacts to see, along with learning a great deal... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Make sure you visit at 1pm for the daily tour. Owen is the perfect guide. He will explain a lot of the exhibits in terms of the social history of the area. He absolutely made our day with his detailed knowledge and showmanship. The hour or so flew by as he entertained us. My friend and I are both nurses,... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This was one of the highlights of our visit to New Orleans. There is a guided tour at 1pm every day, led by the massively enthusiastic, knowledgeable and droll curator of the museum, Owen. I suspect that the museum without the tour is a little dull, so I can understand the more negative reviews but go at 1pm for the... More 

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Bentonville, AR
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

It only cost $5 which made it worth the visit. This is mostly a display of old equipment and explanations about what was done in the past. It's a self guided tour with lots of reading. They don't have anything particularly shocking or gross.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This museum was very interesting. My friends and I are all in the healthcare field, so we particularly enjoyed it and sought it out. Owen the tour guide was phenomenal and made the experience that much more enjoyable. It would not have been as informative and/or interesting without the tour, so I would highly recommend getting there a little before... More 

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Dunedin, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

It is important to know that, although the museum has scheduled opening hours, as of this writing, the guided tour is offered only one time daily at 1pm. And the hour-long tour shouldn't be missed! The guide is very knowledgable and passionate about his subject and the exhibits and stories involved gave us all an insight into how illnesses were... More 

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Oakland, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

What a cute museum. I think it was $5 or $10 to get in, and it was so great, it is in an old pharmacy, and it's well curated and very very informative. We loved it. It was a highlight of our trip!

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