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New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

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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.
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514 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2110
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you're a fan of history and antiques, and work in the medical field you will love this. I was nerding out the entire time. Staff was friendly and each floor was filled with antique sunglasses, vials, photos etc. Throughout history. Truly fascinating and worth...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

Step back in time to place where you can really feel like you are part of the everydays of a bygone era. Very interesting and informative.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank insightoutstudio
Reviewed yesterday

Great tour and information! The building is small but our tour guide was so much fun and knowledgeable!! He made the whole thing just perfect! I would go back again for a second show!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Beachreecee1
Reviewed 4 days ago

After attending the tour it was fascinating saga of all the terrible remedies "modern medicine" - lead based drinking vessels, metal pills, and yowzie the blood letting instruments. Quite the tour.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Raindogkelley
Reviewed 1 week ago

The current curator conducts a tour (actually a talk) at 1 pm that sets the context for much of the contents of the pharmacy. Without this talk, its just another museum full of old stuff. But the curator"s talk brings it all to life and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Janet A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We called in not knowing what to expect and found it to be a very interesting and informative little museum and well worth the money. I expect to the guided tour would have enhanced the experience but we enjoyed it - good value for money

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank CWAJW15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an old pharmacy and with just $5 admission you can wander both floors and sit in garden behind the store. Lots of interesting exhibits. The BEST is the 1:00 PM presentation by Leon. The hour just flew by. This presentation is given ONLY...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank johnwGA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We unfortunately couldn’t make the guided tour, so maybe we would have enjoyed our visit better if we had been able to attend the tour. It was a little too much reading and sine if the cases were dusty, which detracted from the viewing experience....More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank PhillyGirl1215
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tour Guide provided little-known facts about the beginning of the pharmacy business! It was crowded inside but worth it for the interesting presentation.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Leslie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite honestly i was very excited about this museum but when i walked in i saw just one room and people paying 8$ walking the perimeter looking at the rows and rows of jars and then exiting. so i looked and i left.

Date of experience: May 2019
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May 3, 2018|
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Response from Kj P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, a very small gift shop in the front.
Tracy W
December 4, 2017|
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Response from dbmacgregor | Reviewed this property |
The tour is about 45 minutes You can explore the upstairs of the museum on your own.
Shari K
March 27, 2017|
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Response from teenynjigz | Reviewed this property |
I would say it all depends on your schedule. you can spend an hour and browse through it all or read everything in depth and spend hours... but regardless I would definitely stay for the guided tour, the tour guide was... More