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“Don't miss this place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

New Orleans Pharmacy Museum
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$28.00*
and up
Crescent City History Tour
Ranked #27 of 320 things to do in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Michigan
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46 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Don't miss this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

It is a self guided tour but very much worth the time. In this city famous for vampires, the jar of live leeched on the counter is not at all out of place. Very nice representation of how people got their prescription and other medicaments.

Visited October 2012
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  • English first
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English first
New Orleans, Louisiana
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138 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Small but great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

The NOPM is a small shop but brimming with great information and excellent, actual items for medicine. Take a break out back the step out onto Rue Royal for another fantastic place just steps away.

Visited November 2012
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Fascinating little place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Really interesting little museum, great insight into the deseases and treatments available, including all kinds of cure-all remedies that you could imagine being peddled at the county fair. A serene courtyard with fountain and lemon trees waits out back. A great way to spend a little time in the French Quarter.

Visited January 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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95 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Pretty Different, Very Interesting!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

This is a little place, you could almost miss it if you weren't paying attention. They have limited hours but if you happen by and they are open, definitely go in and check it out. There are a lot of really neat artifacts and interesting stories/info to go with them. I think they give guided tours which would probably provide way more info. However, it's still pretty informative just to walk around on your own.

Visited October 2012
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Crestview, Florida
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213 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
“A great break from the French Quarter”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

After being hassled by people wanting you to buy drinks at their bars, its nice to step back in time with this museum. Laid back place with lots of interesting information. Worth the small price ($5 per person).

Visited December 2012
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