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Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Apothecary served local customers, including the Washingtons and Robert E. Lee, between 1792 and 1933. The shop was transformed into a museum shortly after its closing and visitors can still view the original ingredients, products, and documents...more
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105 S Fairfax St # 107, Alexandria, VA 22314-3301
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Judy D
Reviewed October 13, 2019

We came after being in Fredricksburg and touring their historic apothecary. Someone on that tour had recommended this one as a must do to balance the kitschy tour with an authentic historic educational experience to learn about the apothecary business and medicines of the period....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jillyn H
Reviewed October 12, 2019 via mobile

The tour is about 30 minutes long, and our guide was very knowledgeable. Awesome for people interested in herbs, plants, medicine, history, etc. Gift shop had many interesting items.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank TroisChatsLies
Reviewed September 29, 2019

I toured here yesterday with my husband. The price was very reasonable. Our tour guide, John, was great and personally knew the medical aspect of apothecary. The ladies at the front desk were very helpful and kind. I would recommend to anyone who enjoys museums...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank April S
Reviewed August 26, 2019

This was an insightful apothecary tour (well worth the $5 fee). It's wonderful to hear the history and stories giving us a glimpse back in history to early 1900s. Step back in time and definitely do stop in!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ThePBR
Reviewed August 24, 2019

We just tripped over this one walking by, and then decided to take the tour because it was only $5 and 25 minutes. This was almost the highlight of a very good day. The upstairs room in particular is preserved in amazingly good condition -...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Gordon D
Reviewed August 18, 2019

The fact that this is in existence in its original state is a miracle. Gerry, our docent, did an exceptional job of explaining the history of the family, the building, and what led to its closure. The building closed in 1933 and stayed shuttered for...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 30, 2019

A 200-year-old drug store preserved in time. The tour is a must-do activity if you are in the area. The tour guide was both knowledgeable and entertaining.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Aleece S
Reviewed July 23, 2019

This is a very interesting place with a lot of little details to see and appreciate. The guide was excellent - very knowledgeable, friendly, and open to questions.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Ellen H
Reviewed July 3, 2019

Pretty disappointing- go to the Apothecary in Fredericksburg for a real history lesson - live leeches, lots of instruments and friendly tour guides. This place just has old bottles & jars.

Date of experience: July 2019
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