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Reviewed January 19, 2020

This was my first time at a pharmacy museum which is quite in line with numerous woodoo shops in this part of town. Fun atmosphere and decor.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank NewJerseyJulia
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Reviewed January 19, 2020

You might not think it would be very interesting but it was really informative. Might not have been as good without Owen, the curator. He was very good. The history was fascinating. Some a bit gross.
And only $5!

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank SunshineSMA
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Reviewed January 19, 2020

Zam's bayous and swamp tour is amazing.
Lake Martin tour is outstanding.
The plantations route not tobe missed.
Vermillionville near Lafayette for his open air museum.
We enjoyed every moment during our trip to Louisiana and New Orleans

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank anitaa599
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Reviewed January 16, 2020 via mobile

This place may sound a bit boring in name but the place is wonderful to visit. Two thoughts to keep in mind: the self guided tour is great but the guided tour is on another level, and you need to have an open mind to really enjoy it as much as possible. It is only $5 per person entry either way. The place is the original site of the first licensed pharmacy in the United States, but you could practice without being licensed. It is a collection of 19th century medical and pharmacological items from original powders, pills and bottles all the way to saws, knives, needles, glasses, tables, etc. It is also a business/home combination common from the times. Owen is the curator and does the guided tour. He is sarcastic and funny while informative about the medical ideas of the time before germ theory. He may throw in a few swear words and references to how some medical ideas about class and gender have not changed that much over time. They are all worthy and entertaining references so long as you keep an open mind to this being a window to the 1800s. This was likely the best $5 I’ve spent so far in New Orleans.

Date of experience: January 2020
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Reviewed January 4, 2020

It was interesting to see the implements, drugs and treatments over the past 200 years. We ended up staying an hour and after a while it all looked alike to me. Beautiful place and lots of interesting info but i recommend catching the tour which i believe is once a day. Otherwise you are on you own as the cashiers just sold you a ticket and handed you a booklet.

Date of experience: December 2019
1  Thank Kevin G
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