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New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

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Address: 514 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2110
Phone Number: +1 504-565-8027
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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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Back to the past...

Very interesting place to visit if you are a nostalgic... you will feel that time didn't go by. Nice for all the family and useful to explain your children how was life and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Bethesda, Maryland
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Bethesda, Maryland
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting place to visit if you are a nostalgic... you will feel that time didn't go by. Nice for all the family and useful to explain your children how was life and medicine before the laboratories industries.

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Hitchcock
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the tour of this interesting museum. Only $5 per person. Tour guide is a delight and makes this a fun experience. Family friendly.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great stop for five bucks/pp. We perused on our own and are glad we ducked in here. I left relieved for the advances in medicine and medical instruments. Worth a stop!

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Fort Worth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is well worth a few fun and interesting hours in the French Quarter. We were there for two hours and didn't get through it all. If you read everything, budget 3 hours. $5/person.

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Thank Jen G
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Disclaimer!! I work in pharmacy so I might have found this more interesting than someone that doesn't. The history of the place with the gruesome murders that occurred here was really interesting and worth the trip. Plus the cover charge was a cheap way to spend a half hour of your time.

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Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chronicles the first ever certified pharmacist in the U.S. I highly recommend coming just before 1:00 for the guided tour. You put $5 whether you show up to just browse or whether you come for the tour. The tour is an hour long and you get to see all the stuff collected over the years on treating various ailments with... More 

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Waterloo, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a stop. Intriguing look in to the history of pharmacology and medicine set in the home of an 1823 Apothecary Francais. You will appreciate this glimpse in to medical history as well as New Orleans history.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister dragged me here when she came to visit me but it was a OK time.Make sure you come for the guided tour they only do one a day and it is a must to get the most out of it.It is very dusty so keep that in mind.

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Maricopa, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I swear this place is haunted. We were the only ones on the third floor when we were there and strange things happen. This place defiantly gives you a taste of history.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very worth while stop to see some interesting Pharmacy/medical items. This small museum has been around the Quarter for years and has changed little if any over the years but well worth a brief stop especially on a rainy day!

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