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New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

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Address: 514 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2110
Phone Number: 504-565-8027
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Located at the site of the first licensed apothecary shop, the Pharmacy...

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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Interesting Museum

My wife works in the medical field and she was really excited to go to the Pharmacy Museum. Like really excited. Unfortunately, we were only in New Orleans from Sat-Mon and they... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
David E
Honolulu, Hawaii
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a self guided tour . Staff was not helpful at all. There were some cool things to look at and old furniture. Ok if you just want to kill some time. Cost 5 dollar's per person.

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Springdale, Arkansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Average collection of old bottles, herbs and medical equipment. No an entirely encompassing museum but a brief respite from the street.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife works in the medical field and she was really excited to go to the Pharmacy Museum. Like really excited. Unfortunately, we were only in New Orleans from Sat-Mon and they close Sun & Mon. We needed to go on Saturday. We got there at opening at 10am and it was closed. We waited for 12 minutes and it... More 

Thank David E
Bel Air, MD
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had no interest but the wife did so we went there. This is the original pharmacy in New Orleans. The museum is the entry into the pharmacy. Couple displays of old utensils and drugs and herbal medication. I did not go upstairs.

Thank MikeBelAir_MD
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The bottles! The smells! The history! The horror! It was a great place to visit on my first day in New Orleans. I love the vast collection, it is more than the downstairs area. This is my favorite type of unique museum.

Thank GretaNova
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's more interesting if you work in the medical field. There were a lot of exhibits. The Ghost Tour the night before told about a serial killer who was the second owner which was interesting. Only $5 and nice little courtyard in back.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good "tour" of the shop but definitely a biased interpretation of history using contemporary values. Informative once you get through the guide's smug sense of righteousness.

Thank Jason D
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're into this genre, you will certainly find this very thorough and well presented. Lots of information, exhibits and artifacts galore.

Thank Bernardo F
Columbus, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Neat place, lots of character and history. Courtyard left a lot to desire for the audience to either see or hear the ceremony. The second line parade was a blast though!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely find. I loved the old, musty smell going through this place. Lots of information, lots of displays. I spent an hour looking through everything and left pre-maturely. I guess I probably could have stayed another 30 minutes.

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