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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 16 June 2018

For $5 you will receive an excellent guided small group tour through a 200+ yrs old apothecary that is still intact. The presentation and artifacts are fascinating, our guide Sean was extremely knowledgeable medically and historically. A nice addition to time in Old Town.

Thank charlielucky
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

A delightful step into the past. Michelle was our guide, she was very thorough and informative. Thank you!

Thank Revmike4
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

The caretaker was great- She had a lot of great information and was entertaining even my kids enjoyed it (5&9). Mom is a pharmacist so that may have swayed the children’s attention. The caretaker looked visibly nervous when saying “don’t touch anything unless I say...More

Thank CRBrezinka
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

This is a very interesting little museum. I really enjoyed its authenticity with all the bottles, counters, etc left from when this family owned business closed its doors in the 1930s. Our tour guide was very friendly and seemed knowledgeable. It’s definitely worth a visit.

Thank Wayne H
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

This Apothecary Museum is just off King Street, close to the River front. Tours run every half hour, quarter to then quarter past and take about 20/25 minutes. The guide is excellent, knows her subject and highlights the interesting facts. The story of the family,...More

Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 18 May 2018

Super fun and interesting, try to get on a tour to get all of the fun information and history. If you can do a private tour or event, even better! Its very centrally located on a visit to Old Town too. Check hours ahead if...More

Thank AmandaSuttonE
Reviewed 17 May 2018

We popped by here to visit the gift shop. While it is small, it has a lot of fun and quirky medicine-related gifts. Something to keep in mind if you want to get somebody something a little more unusual from Alexandria. Staff were super friendly...More

Thank Urszula C
Reviewed 16 May 2018

We went here because it was suggested by a lady on another tour. It was well worth the time. You will learn quite a bit about old time medicine

Thank MichaelC13289
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

I love history of Medicine, so this was a must see for me! It is a small collection of artifacts but quite nice to see!

Thank Fernando S
Reviewed 25 April 2018

We popped in and signed up for a tour. We saw the main room of the pharmacy and saw the written request from Mrs. Washington for castor oil from the pharmacy. Then we went upstairs to the lab and saw many more items...and the door...More

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