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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I scheduled a private tour for 12 people and everyone was impressed. Each person learned a little something new and we had the chance to make our own potions upstairs. Definitely worth the time!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This may not be the longest tour, but it is certainly worth attending. The rich history of the apothecary and hundreds of artifacts makes this place very interesting. Upstairs their are many of the original bins once holding hemlock and dragons blood. The tour guide...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tennisev
Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

What a great way to learn about history. The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothacary Museum has so much to see and learn at the country’s oldest pharmacy. Tours are 30 minutes and reasonably priced!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 3prios
Reviewed 30 December 2018

The 30 minute tour of this museum provides a fascinating step back in time through two floors of the meticulously preserved Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary. Our tour guide was friendly, knowledgeable and humorous. A stop here is well worth the $5 ($4 with online coupon) while exploring...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 527suzyb
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

We decided to take a tour of the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary and thoroughly enjoyed it. 3 of the 4 in our group have medical backgrounds, and enjoyed learning about a little history into pharmacopia. Including the number of poisonous materials used in the making of medicines...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

I am in the medical field, so I was very excited to check this place out. I was underwhelmed. It was interesting, but I would not go out of my way to see it again. Fortunately I went on a free day; I cannot say...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank travelgal987
Reviewed 21 October 2018

The former owners just walked away and everything is right where they left it. The place is amazing in that the group who manages it now didn't move anything either. All the old medicines are there (including Unicorn Root and Dragon's Blood) so a pharmacist...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RayGCincinnati_OH
Reviewed 10 October 2018

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!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ilin C
Reviewed 8 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ianofwales
Reviewed 6 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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