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“The back story is the most interesting!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

New Orleans Pharmacy Museum
514 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130 (French Quarter)
504-565-8027
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Ranked #35 of 172 Attractions in New Orleans
Type: Specialty Museums
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Owner description: 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.
Miami, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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“The back story is the most interesting!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

If you are a pharmacy enthusiast, this is the perfect place to visit. I prefer the haunted story of the second pharmacist that practiced medicine there. Spooky. No access to the second floor where all the weird stuff took place, but there is definitely a strange atmosphere by the stairs. Take a haunted tour and find out about that location... Or, if you like old school glasses or spectacles, there is a big collection there.

Visited February 2013
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Michigan
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“Don't miss this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

It is a self guided tour but very much worth the time. In this city famous for vampires, the jar of live leeched on the counter is not at all out of place. Very nice representation of how people got their prescription and other medicaments.

Visited October 2012
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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“Small but great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

The NOPM is a small shop but brimming with great information and excellent, actual items for medicine. Take a break out back the step out onto Rue Royal for another fantastic place just steps away.

Visited November 2012
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Fascinating little place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Really interesting little museum, great insight into the deseases and treatments available, including all kinds of cure-all remedies that you could imagine being peddled at the county fair. A serene courtyard with fountain and lemon trees waits out back. A great way to spend a little time in the French Quarter.

Visited January 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Pretty Different, Very Interesting!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

This is a little place, you could almost miss it if you weren't paying attention. They have limited hours but if you happen by and they are open, definitely go in and check it out. There are a lot of really neat artifacts and interesting stories/info to go with them. I think they give guided tours which would probably provide way more info. However, it's still pretty informative just to walk around on your own.

Visited October 2012
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