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“You will learn interesting new things here!” 5 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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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.
Cleveland, Ohio
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“You will learn interesting new things here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We spent a long time in this museum from 1823's. There were many early medical devices, pills, prescriptions, and medical information that we knew nothing about before reading all the informative signs. There was a lot about early alcohol and drug use and the problems associated with that. Two floors of displays to visit.

Visited February 2013
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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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“A highlight of our trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Our visit to the pharmacy museum was a highlight of the trip. It was fascinating. We did the guided tour, which starts at noon. Our guide was informative and very funny. It was interesting to learn more about the history of the city from a medical perspective. And at only $5, we definitely got our money's worth.

Visited February 2013
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Miami, Florida
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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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