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Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum

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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...more
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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

My friend took us here on a Sunday afternoon. Very well organized tour and learned a lot about the history of the apothecary/pharmacy and the history of the area. Very educational!

Thank Ilin C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just fell in very lucky with this museum. Just happened to be visiting alexandria on Sunday Oct 8th at approx 1pm when this museum were doing free - open day. Extremely interesting. Display & descriptions of 19th century pharmacy life, potions, herbs, preparations etc. Didn't...More

Thank ianofwales
Reviewed 1 week ago

Oh my god!!!! says it all. If you love history then this is a must visit! Only $5 to enter this is a shop time forgot. Preserved and original this place almost takes your breath away with what it offers. All the authentic and original...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another place we stumbled upon during our weekend. $5/pp got you a tour. Pretty interesting background story.

Thank ltritz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Inexpensive admission to a tour through this historic apothecary. Left as it was when it closed its doors in 1933. Powders, liquuds, bottles, tools, and more. Very fascinating!

Thank Mumzard
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tour was brief but informative; very interesting to note the historical uses for herbs, dyes and plants.

Thank kindeltfamily
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Found a connection to Martha Washington. She would order her medicines from that drugstore and they had a copy of her hand-written letter. It was fascinating and had a docent that made it come to life. It is a must stop.

Thank Woventales
Reviewed 3 September 2018

It was interesting. The tour is only about half an hour and its only $5. It gave you sone of the history of Alexandria and the beginning of the first pharmacy.

Thank madd4912
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

As a medicinal herbalist, I was fascinated by the authentic items still intact. Truly amazing to have a place with these historical items. This is not a place for people wanting blitz and bling or hands on. If you are looking for authentic history, this...More

Thank 50statetraveler
Reviewed 27 August 2018

My kids (ages 8 and 11) seemed to enjoy it even though there was no hands-on activity. I was kinda under the impression they would be "mixing potions" but I guess I read too much into it. Otherwise, I really loved the place- I love...More

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