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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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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
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
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.
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
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