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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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is definitely an interesting visit if you are in the Alexandria area. The tour is pretty short, it is 30 minutes. If you have AAA you can get a discount. The gift shop is really neat and has a lot of quirky gifts.

Thank Danielle W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The apothecary was closed in the morning for school tours which was a little inconvenient. We didn’t take the tour because it cost $5 each and required climbing stairs. It is only handicap accessible to the first floor. Caution, entrance very slim for my walker,...More

Thank 322clarea
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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

My husband and I, with our best friends, were in Alexandria for the weekend. We found the tour incredibly informative and ALL of the contents inside the apothecary are originals from the 1800s. As a lover of history, this museum was really informative, but short...More

Thank Bethann S
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

The museum consists of only the actual pharmacy store and the work area above it, so it is a short tour. The apothecary is exactly as it stood the day they closed the doors and I have never seen anything like it. It is worth...More

Thank cohappyfeet
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Very interested in the authenticity of this tour. We were given the tour by Ann who was very informative and pleasantly helpful. The artifacts were very good and the displays were spot on for the periods of it's first existence. I gave a fine view...More

1  Thank Gary V
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Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

It could have been very intéresting if we had had a guide who spoke english without a very strong north carolinan accent . It was terrible. We are not native americans and could ont understand him. We were disappointed! The cashier finally reimbursed us.

Thank Catherine T
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

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
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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
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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
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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
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