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Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum

105 S Fairfax St # 107, Alexandria, VA 22314-3301
+1 703-746-3852
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The Apothecary served local customers, including the Washingtons and Robert E. Lee, between 1792 and 1933. The shop was transformed into a museum shortly after its closing and visitors can still view the original ingredients, products, and documents left behind by this 141-year-old family business.
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105 S Fairfax St # 107, Alexandria, VA 22314-3301
+1 703-746-3852

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Wifee and I went to this place and had to park on the street in metered stall. I always carry about $3 in quarters for such a case. We almost had to wait to get in because there was only one person working and she...More

Thank AkuByrd
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Visited the Apothecary Museum with my husband who is a nurse. I think he especially enjoyed seeing all of the old medicinal treatments, some of which are still used today. The collection is pretty much completely intact from when it was an operating pharmacy. We...More

1  Thank SuFuTraveler13
Reviewed 12 October 2017

I had the chance to explore this museum as part of a prearranged tour. Our guide, Jessica, was very interesting and enthusiastic. The museum is very nearly the way it was when it opened in Opened in 1792 by young Quaker pharmacist Edward Stabler, the...More

1  Thank Barb K
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

I do have to preface this with the fact that one in our party was a pharmacist, but this was just such a fun place to see! It's basically like going back in time to see how medicine used to be dispensed and business run....More

1  Thank BrittyK
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This is in old town Alexandria and has been preserved like it was when closed for bankruptcy many years ago. Tour for seniors $4 and about 1/2 hour extremely interesting and informative displays well preserved and maintained , tour conducted by volunteers, well worth the...More

1  Thank SweetSydneyToronto
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Amazing family history and evolution of the family business. Very interesting how many medicinal herbs and tinctures are still used today and many that should be.

1  Thank Bryan S
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

My girls (14&9) and I happened onto this small museum by chance after picking up the Alexandria magazine and following the recommended walking tour. A tour was just assembling as we came in so we decided to join it ($5 adult, $3 kid). Linda was...More

1  Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on Monday afternoon and got to do a quick 10-15 min tour ($5 adults, $3 kids 12 and under) of the apothecary store and rooms upstairs. The lady doing tour did a Harry Potter spin to the tour which our teen girls...More

Thank Seasidesewing
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Stopped in here for their tour. When we purchased our tickets, the clerk asked if we had AAA as they offered a discount which was much appreciated as we probably would have forgotten to ask. Tour is about a half hour and is very interesting...More

Thank Gr8t2bhere
Reviewed 11 July 2017

My husband and I recently visited the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum after reading about it in the Alexandria Visitor's Guide during a weekend getaway. We highly recommend visiting and taking the tour! At 30 minutes long, the tour is the perfect length for history and museum...More

Thank Juliana T
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