Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum

Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, Alexandria: Hours, Address, Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum

Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
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 left behind by this 141-year-old family business.
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Happy Trails, Mary
Indianapolis, IN287 contributions
Interesting place to see
Oct 2021
I arrived and about all tours were sold out. Only the late afternoon were available for one person only. One of the ladies let me look around for $5.00. It's interesting and I wished I could've stayed for a tour. AAA members get discounts.
Written October 16, 2021
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Bmountz
110 contributions
Interesting Tour
Sep 2021 • Friends
Extremely interesting tour. Amazingly preserved items in their original setting. Definitely worthwhile! Tour was only $8 per person.
Written September 20, 2021
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Jennifer B
World200 contributions
So interesting
Feb 2020 • Couples
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.
Written February 17, 2020
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BRBE001
Fenton290 contributions
Stop here! Great atmosphere - items for nurses!
Jan 2020
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.
Written January 23, 2020
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Dawn M
Vienna, VA780 contributions
Fantastic!
Dec 2019 • Friends
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.
Written December 20, 2019
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Mary Dianne M
Alexandria, VA35 contributions
Like a Time Capsule
May 2019 • Friends
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.
Written December 7, 2019
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Judy
Racine, WI41 contributions
Don't miss place to take a tour
Oct 2019
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.
Written October 15, 2019
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JHH
5 contributions
Authenticity was awesome
Oct 2019 • Couples
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. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable of the history and practices. Photos allowed was rare also.
Written October 13, 2019
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TroisChatsLies
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo3,972 contributions
$5 tours
Oct 2019 • Family
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.
Written October 12, 2019
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April S
75 contributions
Great Tour
Sep 2019 • Couples
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 and history!
Written September 29, 2019
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  • Sun - Mon 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tue - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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