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New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

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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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Neat Place for $5!

The Pharmacy Museum was on my short list of places to visit in NOLA and though we missed the 1pm tour, it was still a cool place. Very interesting for those in or interested in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

The Pharmacy Museum was on my short list of places to visit in NOLA and though we missed the 1pm tour, it was still a cool place. Very interesting for those in or interested in the medical profession and its history. Well worth the $5 admission and it has one of the loveliest courtyards I'd seen in town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Very interesting collection of pharmacy and medical items. The living quarters upstairs was filled with more medical items. The courtyard was nice. Would have been nicer as a tour-guide-led experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

This museum was recommended to me by some online website. I'm glad I went. It's a small museum with lots of interesting ancient medicines, remedies, and utensils for assorted illnesses and injuries. Lots of detailed explanation of how and why they were all used; very interesting hour or two.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

Not knowing that the first licensed pharmacist in the USA was in New Orleans, we were in for quite a treat. Amazing display inside the old pharmacy of all the "tools" of the trade from 1800's-1900's. This is quite a collection and includes an upstairs area complete with mid-wife confinement/birthing room. The guidebook and the labeling give quite an insight... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

My husband and went for the tour given on a scheduled basis. The young man gave a talk about the history of pharmaceutical conditions in the early days of. New Orleans. Interesting museum upstairs as well. This is set in the original home of the city's first pharmacist. Loved it! Great way to spend two hours immersed in medical and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

For the $5 admission, the hour-long tour by a knowledgeable and wryly funny guide was a bargain, and a glimpse into the imperfect practice of pharmacy/medicine in the mid 1800's. We spent about 20 minutes touring the rest of the museum after the tour. 1 1/2 hours very well spent!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

For a nominal fee $5 your can step back in time and see how medicine has evolved. The tour guide has many anecdotes and is very knowledgeable. The guide's presentation is quite informative and keeps your attention. The museum is small and is worth about 1 hour of time. Tours are 1pm Tues thru Sat. If you do the self... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We missed the guided tour (offered only once per day) but still spent 1.5 hours in this tiny museum, pouring over the many medicine bottles and medical instruments. Super quirky place - we loved it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

As a long time pharmacist - I enjoyed the history in this museum. Taking this self-guided tour with 3 other pharmacists, we had lots of laughs since we actually used some of the items on display. This was time well spent.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We walked through the museum on our own, without a tour. There are informative signs and descriptions for the objects on display. It is a very old building and the lighting is not the greatest. If my children were very young, I think that they would have been quickly bored with this museum. As with almost every museum, I think... More 

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Additional Information about New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

Address: Address: 514 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: 504-565-8027
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
Open Hours:
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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