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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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A Hidden Treasure

This is definitely a must-see. From the outside, the building looks very unassuming. On the inside however, there are three floors of exhibits showcasing what can only be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Maitland, Florida

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Maitland, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is definitely a must-see. From the outside, the building looks very unassuming. On the inside however, there are three floors of exhibits showcasing what can only be described as the stranger side of medicine. From gold plated aspirin, to medieval looking hypodermic needles, to outrageous cure-alls this place was a treasure-trove of oddities and curiosities.

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south florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Well....with the many things to do in NOLA....why go to this place...I don't know! We were walking by and decided to check this place out. If you are or was a pharmacist then this will fit you pretty well! For me...boring even though this small museum has some pretty cool stuff in it....but not something I would recommend.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I did not arrive in time for the tour. In retrospect, I should have returned the next day. I learn so much from a guide than I do on my own. I did, however, enjoy my time in the museum. It is well organized and meticulously labeled. The marble soda fountain from 1855 was like being on a movie set.... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

It has a cheap fee of $5 to tour. I liked the building, there's also a nice quiet courtyard in the back. There are many different things that were used years ago in medicine on display. From medicines to medical instruments, this museum had it. I don't think younger children would enjoy it, but it's good for middle school to... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We could not have been happier with our choice to go here! We learned a great deal of information and fun-facts alike. I would not have enjoyed this stop near as much if we had not arrived in time for the tour. Our tour guide was funny, charismatic, knowledgable, and quirky. It is very interesting for everyone, not just those... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I visited yesterday and enjoyed the tour -all in a few hours. Not a huge museum but very interesting place full of real products and potions from years gone by. Fun facts were provided by our guide which made for an interesting visit.

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New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This little place was the most fascinating museum I've ever been to. I had no idea anyplace this magical existed. It's as close to time travel as you'll ever come.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This museum was very interesting. We learned about it from our Killers and Thrillers tour the night before and it was definitely worth the visit.

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Lakeland, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The gentleman who sold us out tickets was very knowledgeable and kind. There were interesting items related to early medicine, but not all necessary pharmaceutical. I found the eye glasses the most interesting and the tooth extractors the most unnerving.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I love learning more about how medicine was practiced back in the day and this museum did not disappoint. There were many different medical tools on display as well as a whole room upstairs dedicated to prenatal and birthing care. Very fascinating!

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Additional Information about New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

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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