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Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
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$15.00*
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Civil War History Walking Tour of Alexandria
Ranked #6 of 92 things to do in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed June 21, 2012

This museum is very well preserved and so very interesting. You can see in the front window, but there is so much more so worth the visit.

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Reviewed June 12, 2012

I love this place because it is so unique. This is the same pharmacy where people in Alexandria (including George and Martha Washington) had their prescriptions filled for over 130 years. I always recommend this place to friends because I just find it so interesting. I've never met anyone who was disappointed.

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Reviewed June 10, 2012

I've wanted to visit this museum for several years and it was always closed when I managed to make it to Alexandria. Finally had the chance to go. It consists of two rooms full of original shelves and counters containing items from the Apothecary. The tour guide was formally a pharmacist and provided a lot of insight. My friend and I both had a scientific background along with a life long interest in herbal remedies, for this reason we had very interesting conversations with the guide. I would have loved to have spent more time in here and hope to return again. If you have any interest in herbal remedies/chemistry/history I would highly recommend.

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Reviewed April 3, 2012

If visiting Old Town take the tme to visit this small museum to learn about the early days of the pharmacy business. The tour guide was great and willing to take the time with your group ans answer all quatons. Many great stories about the family business and its customers. Much better than I was expecting!

Thank Wes50
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Reviewed March 29, 2012

This place is a gem. Although small very much worth the visit. On Washington's Birthday Parade Day and St. Patrick's Parade Day it's free and very worth the take

Thank Lisa F
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