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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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Small, interesting

I had a bit of difficulty finding this museum; I suppose the pestle and mortar hanging above the door should have been a clue, but I was looking for a sign. Other reviews said to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Kemah, Texas

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Kemah, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I had a bit of difficulty finding this museum; I suppose the pestle and mortar hanging above the door should have been a clue, but I was looking for a sign. Other reviews said to go for the 1:00 tour, so I did, and it was informative. There are thousands of artifacts and signs explaining items, but some commentary was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

A bargain for only 5 dollars admission. The first floor is filled with old remedies, bottles, cures, and cool posters and prints. The second floor has the equipment used by the pharmacist and midwives. Curious and enthralling. The oldest pharmacy and first licensed pharmacist.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This museum is tiny and crowded. We were told it was not to be missed but I wish we skipped it. It was interesting but not amazing. The $5 admission isn't a big deal but it felt like a waste when we were basically in and out in 20 minutes.

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soleil2jours
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

If you enjoy learning about healthcare and pharmaceuticals in their infancy, then you'll enjoy your visit here. The artifacts and their descriptions are informative by themselves, but make sure you go at a time when you can be there for the tour. Owen spoke for an hour and it was fascinating! You can tell he loves his job and enjoys... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Just go - seriously! Showed up just in time for a 1pm tour and spent the whole hour totally engaged, amazed, and shocked (I did not know A LOT of the medical/pharmaceutical history that was explained to us). The young man who gave the tour was a wealth of knowledge and information and obviously knew this topic like the back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This place was amazing! For only 5 dollars you can tour the museum and take a guided tour (if you're there at the right time, which i think is one o'clock) The amount of medical history stuffed into a single french quarter building was astounding. I loved it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Another unique place to visit in New Orleans located on Chartres Street. Loaded with old medical instruments and pharmaceuticals.

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Schaghticoke, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We ducked in here to beat the heat and stumbled on a little gem. Fully stocked "pharmacy" full of information and displays consistent with what you would've found in a 19th century medicine shop downstairs, it was very informative. Second floor has, among other displays, a fantastic restored "birthing chamber". The place was just cool on every level and worth... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

you cannot miss this museum (regardless of your interest in pharmacies). For $5 you can visit the museum and take the tour. The museum is very interesting, full of old bottles, surgical tools and medicine. The tour is a must. The guide was funny and had a lot of knowledge on the subject. Do not miss it, you won't regret... More 

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Saint Peters, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Interesting, fun neat little place, old time way of life sure has a different point of view for how medical stuff was used.

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