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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 11 July 2017 via mobile

We were actually planning to go to another site, but it was closed and so went here on a recommendation from a local. This was a well preserved gem. The location operated as an apothecary until 1933. The location was shuttered and then within a...More

Thank pamHIKERgal
Reviewed 6 July 2017

This is a small museum. It is a completely preserved pharmacy that operated for over 100 years. We found the tour interesting and informative. Our guide was friendly and answered our questions. A definite must see for Old Town

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 5 July 2017

People used to take nearly anything to alleviate the symptoms of what ailed them! Seriously bizarre botanical ingredients used to compound old school "medicine". Jessica was our guide and we enjoyed the tour. Also, very happy we live in 2017, not 150 years ago!

Thank Sharron G
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Very interesting tour! This was my favorite stop in Alexandria. Everything is just as it was and there is a lot to see in such a small area.

Thank Megan B
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Very interesting tour. The upstairs of the apothecary is just like it was. You can't touch anything but there's a lot to see.

Thank Linda J
Reviewed 21 June 2017

A very unique museum! It offers you a look at the way a pharmacy was operated back in the days. A lot of jars and drawers with the original medicine are still intact. Sure, some renovation has been done to the house, however, a visitor...More

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Interesting timepiece and look at 18th & 19th century pharmaceuticals. We were a little disappointed in the rushed nature of the tour (perhaps due to Father's Day crowds?). The tour guide told us several times to not touch anything, though there were only two of...More

Thank Rich T
Reviewed 17 June 2017

If you are going to Alexandria you must stop by for the tour. It is about half an hour, covering life at the apothecary from 1792 to 1933 (while it was in use) and after (serving as a museum). I found the description of cures...More

Thank Dewayne P
Reviewed 2 June 2017

We enjoyed the gift shop and buying souvenirs. Did not take the actual tour, but enjoyed peeking inside.

Thank simivalley1699
Reviewed 22 May 2017

take the tour, it was well worth it to see the storage floors and learn how this location evolved through the centuries. And how medicines changed with time. An herbalists dream come true.

Thank Ann H
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