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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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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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Couldn't Stay Long, But First Floor Tour Was Great!

I was only able to stay for the first floor portion of the tour, but would heartily recommend it just based on that. Often closed for private events, so worth visiting if you see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was only able to stay for the first floor portion of the tour, but would heartily recommend it just based on that. Often closed for private events, so worth visiting if you see it open.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

felt uncomfortable inside the store, very cool reminded me of little house on the prairie, purchased what i needed and LEFT!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our visit to this museum. Being a midwife myself in the state of Florida, I was especially fascinated by the midwife/childbirth room upstairs. The tour was very informative.

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Lansing, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The pharmacy museum is in the former house of the first certified pharmacist in the country, who lived in New Orleans in the 1800s. There were a ton of old objects to see, but what made this tour so fascinating was our tour guide, Owen. His knowledge and stories about what life, and particularly medicine, was like during the 19th... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very interesting museum but you can see most of it by peeking in the window.It is a recreation of a store from the 1800s.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little museum was very interesting. It was the home and place of business of the first registered pharmacist and then home to a physician. Lots of interesting history of medicines and potions!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A self guided museum that focuses on the history of pharmacy in New Orleans. There were various interesting facts about how things were made as well as what things were used for different diseases. I especially liked the child birth section upstairs that talked about early cesarian sections. Not necessarily for children because it is a lot of self guided... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum was amazing. The "guide" was animated and passionate about what he was describing. From describing the practices of pharmacists through the centuries to viewing actual instruments, bottles of "medicines" (some gold-plated pills), dried bugs used for cosmetics and the cultural mores that governed the times, this tour was fascinating. It was well worth the time and money! I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We heard about this place while on the Original Movie Tour, so when we came upon it while walking about in the French Quarter, we decided to go in. We saw many amazing things - mostly showing the advances of medicine over the past hundred years or so. It was well worth the small price of admission.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are interested in the history of medicine and old medicine bottles, remedies and pharmaceuticals this place will interest you. It is 5 bucks to get in and you can see some history of medicinals. Interesting that some of the old remedies are now the complementary or alternative meds.

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