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New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

514 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2110
+1 504-565-8027
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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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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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514 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2110
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+1 504-565-8027
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a great tour, very informative of how life was in the early days of Louisiana. The tour is only once a day Monday - Friday at 1:00pm.

Thank dbmacgregor
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fascinating place, well worth a visit. Interesting how so many drugs have come back into fashion, eg Arnica.

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure you go when he is giving his talk. The guy who gave the tour was amazing. He was not only incredibly informative but completely hilarious and we loved it. This place was really great.

Thank Amy G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum itself is worth every penny, but the real treasure is Owen. Extremely professional and knowledgeable, Owen transforms the museum into a classroom, theater and house of delightful horrors. Don't miss the daily tour, it is the best time you can spend in New...More

Thank Revmike4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by here on our last day in New Orleans and it was definitely worth the trip. We did not do the guided tour, but were given a brochure to self guide through the museum. There is a lot to see and the people...More

Thank JL2424
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the $5 entry price you will not be disappointed! It is packed with exhibits and history lessons. We went on a ghost tour that recommended we go inside and we were happy we did. Its a self-guided "tour' so you can go at your...More

Thank CaDreamin11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place can easily be missed but it is worth it to check out. There is a ton of old medical and pharmacy equipment in this old apothecary. The building itself was used and lived in by the doctor's family. It was really interesting and...More

Thank YeahLetsGo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After 18 years coming to New Orleans, we finally went into this museum. Not sure what took me so long, but it is a nice addition to the many museums, and really adds nicely to New Orleans history. I'll probably be back on a future...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This used to be a real Pharmacy at one time. Everything is well displayed. It is very interesting. Make sure you go upstairs to the 2nd floor. It has a display and information about Midwifery.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We happened upon this museum by accident while ducking the rain. A tour guide for another tour had suggested we go, but it wasn't on our "must do" radar. We're so glad we went. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and animated and we learned a...More

Thank thepenguinprincess
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Shari K
28 March 2017|
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Response from teenynjigz | Reviewed this property |
I would say it all depends on your schedule. you can spend an hour and browse through it all or read everything in depth and spend hours... but regardless I would definitely stay for the guided tour, the tour guide was... More
Frank B
8 August 2016|
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Response from Kelly M | Reviewed this property |
I agree with our other friends here- 15 min walk probably. But you could hope the street car if you are too hot or worried about time. Enjoy!