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New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

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Address: 514 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2110
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+1 504-565-8027
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10:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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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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Perfect to entertain children

Walking through the acquarium flows very well and allows the children to interact with the surroundings. Great atmosphere. Adults enjoy the area as well as children. A must visit... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Saint Martinville, Louisiana, United States
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Saint Martinville, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Walking through the acquarium flows very well and allows the children to interact with the surroundings. Great atmosphere. Adults enjoy the area as well as children. A must visit while in New Orleans.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was among my favorite stops in NOLA, and I would definitely recommend to anyone traveling to the city. The museum consists of two floors and is relatively small, but packed to the gills with interesting stuff. Hundreds of antique medicine bottles with readable labels are organized into categories with accompanying text. The self-guided tour packet provided additional info about... More 

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Edgewood, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not a large museum, but full of interesting items. Of course it helps when your family is in the medical profession. Not that everyone would not enjoy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was the place I wanted to visit, however they close early and I has to ran into the museum. It is worth the visit and some time to appreciate the displays and read the plaques.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Did the 1PM tour yesterday and it was one of the most fascinating and informative I've ever been on. A unique perspective on New Orleans and class history. Interesting that voodoo treatments were more along the right path than what these so-called doctors were coming up with! Treating syphilis with lead...riiiigth! Don't miss this in New Orleans.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum has a wonderful collection of historical items. The old display cases and racks and racks of bottles take you back in time. There are numerous displays concerning various medical conditions and how they were treated in the past. Worth a visit for the historically minded.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there with a friend.. The tour would have been very informative otherwise as well. The museum opens a window into a culture and society of long ago.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So glad we visited this museum. The guide for the approximately 30-minute tour was knowledgeable and full of stories. It's no wonder people didn't live so long in 1800s, given what was done to their bodies in the name oh health.

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Loveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum blends in so well with the city that you would not even know that it was a museum unless you looked closely. If you are very (and I mean VERY) easily disgusted by grim descriptions of medical practices from the past, then you should not take this tour. Our tour guide (who was dressed as a pharmacist) was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to this museum several times and this is my third time getting a tour. Unfortunately, the room was packed! Seriously, you couldn't even walk around. I thought the tour would be terrible (previously there were about 15 people, as opposed to about 100). Despite the crowd, the tour guide was fantastic and charismatic. Even though I didn't get... More 

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