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Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum

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Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum

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105 S Fairfax St # 107, Alexandria, VA 22314-3301
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Take a break from the city on a half-day tour of Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria. Avoid the hassle of driving out of DC yourself and instead enjoy the views along the way. A guide ensures you see and hear about landmarks you may have missed had you come on your own. Tickets to Mount Vernon are included.
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Jennifer B wrote a review Feb 2020
Worldwide199 contributions64 helpful votes
I had never heard of this museum until recently but it has been operating since the 1930s. The apothecary shop has a fascinating history and seeing the all of the original contents was so much more interesting than I would have thought. Tours are for 10 people and last 30 minutes. Tickets are $5 and you'll want to order them in advance so that you get the time slot you want. Accessibility notes: The building entrance is wheelchair accessible but it's tiny inside so there is really no room. Second floor of the tour appears to be accessible only by stairs.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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BRBE001 wrote a review Jan 2020
Fenton291 contributions63 helpful votes
I stopped here for the review i had read to see the seringe pens. My daughter just graduated from nursing school so this was something i wanted to get her for fun. Ended up with quite a good selection of items for her.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Dawn M wrote a review Dec 2019
Vienna, Virginia761 contributions261 helpful votes
This tour was fascinating. It covered two floors of the apothecary business - the selling floor and the storage/study floor. Our guide was fantastic - very knowledgeable and accommodating. Their gift shop was fun too. Unique items. This was $5 well spent.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Mary Dianne M wrote a review Dec 2019
Alexandria, Virginia35 contributions54 helpful votes
The Apothecary Museum in Alexandria is like walking into a time capsule. It was family owned from Washington’s day, made it thru the Civil War as Alexandria was a Union hospital center, and thrived until the Great Depression. Alexandrians saved much of the equipment, bottles, pill rollers etc. Though this is a business, like the other 2 House museums in Alexandria ( Carlyle house and Lee-Fendall house), it is all original and well worth the visitors effort.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Judy wrote a review Oct 2019
Racine, Wisconsin39 contributions5 helpful votes
This apothecary museum is amazing. The building and most of its contents date back to 1792. It was operated/owned by the same family for over 140 years, then sat vacate for years before becoming a museum. To see original contents preserved for over 200 years and listen to the history of them was mesmerizing. Our docent was very knowledge. We purchases a multi-pass admission pass to visit many attractions in Alexandria.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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