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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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  • Average8%
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105 S Fairfax St # 107, Alexandria, VA 22314-3301
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Reviewed 2 days ago

When you walk into the Apothecary Museum it is like stepping into a time machine. The pharmacy is untouched from the 1930s and is just such an incredible glimpse into another time. The upstairs area is just as fascinating to see all of the different...More

Thank DJBrandon
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice little store that is right out of the 1800s in look and feel. They had few unusual items for sale and we wound up buying a couple of things. It is well worth seeing.

Thank Mark H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at the Apothecary on our visit to Old Town. Traveling with our son who uses a wheelchair for mobility, we were pleased to find that this attraction is partially wheelchair accessible. They have a ramp in the front of the store to enter...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped in here with an out of town guest and found it very interesting. The little tour is well worth it, you will learn a lot about the pharmacy business many years ago and the walk through the building is fascinating. The guide did...More

Thank HJC404
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Stabler-Leadbetter Apothecary is an old pharmacy. It is situated on two floors, but really occupies just a few rooms. It is very old - they have an order from Martha Washington! What is interesting about it is that it has been preserved essentially as...More

Thank Brendan S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a fascinating museum tour. We loved the experience. Seeing the old pharmacy items downstairs and upstairs was absolutely like going back to a different time.

Thank Rebecca H
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This museum celebrates a drug store (apothecary) foundedright after the Revolutionary War and at this present location since 1796. Pretty informative tour guide. Lots of memorabilia and products from what was an operating store until 1933. Kids loved it, strangely

Thank Chinapjs
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

I read the rave reviews before going. Especially interesting about the reviews were the comments about the tour guides and how informative they were. I know I did not get any of the guides mentioned. My guide was totally deadbeat, expressionless and humorless, seemingly automaton-...More

4  Thank TheCovertCritic
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

This is an all original apothecary. The tour is worth the very small fee. It is very informative and nice to see the original apothecary and building. I would definitely recommend it if you find yourself interested. Even the small gift shop is cute.

1  Thank ddallas1969
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

We found the tour super interesting. The apothecary shop was abandoned when the owners went bankrupt in the 1930s, and everything inside was left behind, so everything in the museum is original to the shop. The tour guide and other staff were super friendly and...More

4  Thank Jennifer B
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