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“A highlight of our trip” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

New Orleans Pharmacy Museum
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$28.00*
and up
Crescent City History Tour
Ranked #28 of 333 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.
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A highlight of our trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

Our visit to the pharmacy museum was a highlight of the trip. It was fascinating. We did the guided tour, which starts at noon. Our guide was informative and very funny. It was interesting to learn more about the history of the city from a medical perspective. And at only $5, we definitely got our money's worth.

Visited February 2013
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Miami, Florida
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“The back story is the most interesting!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013

If you are a pharmacy enthusiast, this is the perfect place to visit. I prefer the haunted story of the second pharmacist that practiced medicine there. Spooky. No access to the second floor where all the weird stuff took place, but there is definitely a strange atmosphere by the stairs. Take a haunted tour and find out about that location... Or, if you like old school glasses or spectacles, there is a big collection there.

Visited February 2013
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Michigan
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48 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Don't miss this place”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Dan R
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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142 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Small but great”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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Thank Vicky M
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