Having been to NOLA many, many times and having seen all the BIG stuff to see I decided to tackled my list of smaller sights in the Big Easy. Plus since I went around a holiday, it was quite busy. This place is amazing. Not only do they have countless items and pieces of pharmaceutical use from the early 1800's to the mid 1900's. Also, in their vast inventory, they have relics and artifacts from the previous owner when what is now a small fountain was used as a trash dump. What fascinated the most was by the many large jars of what medicine use to look like before it was put into liquid and pill form. Each display case holds medical paraphernalia of all type and it is a must read for the tags of information attached to each. Visitors can tour the second and third floors that used to be the residents the proprietors. There is a back-court garden that is a small and lovely place to relax. A few rooms on the upper levels are set up to show past patient use with period pieces and furniture.
On a side note, this location did make a few most haunted places list for NOLA. I did my pre-trip research. While we didn't SEE any ghosts, visitors due have a distinct feeling of been watch and it's not from the CCTV system that is set up on each floor and garden/court. Local lore has it that the last doctor, who owned the building, conducted shocking experiments on his female patients and that some never left after their treatments. This historic location is great for any history buff and a really neat step in time for those interested in early medical instruments and medicines. I would recommend this place every time.
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