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Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

I had the chance to explore this museum as part of a prearranged tour. Our guide, Jessica, was very interesting and enthusiastic. The museum is very nearly the way it was when it opened in Opened in 1792 by young Quaker pharmacist Edward Stabler, the family business operated until 1933. Patrons included George & Martha Washington and Robert E. Lee. Over 15,000 objects still remain as part of the museum's collection - everything from herbs to bottles.

Walking through the various rooms and learning how illnesses were once treated made me feel like a part of history.
The gift shop was a bonus.

1  Thank Barb K
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

I do have to preface this with the fact that one in our party was a pharmacist, but this was just such a fun place to see! It's basically like going back in time to see how medicine used to be dispensed and business run. Short tour in a small building, but well worth it!

1  Thank BrittyK
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

This is in old town Alexandria and has been preserved like it was when closed for bankruptcy many years ago. Tour for seniors $4 and about 1/2 hour extremely interesting and informative displays well preserved and maintained , tour conducted by volunteers, well worth the time

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Amazing family history and evolution of the family business. Very interesting how many medicinal herbs and tinctures are still used today and many that should be.

1  Thank Bryan S
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

My girls (14&9) and I happened onto this small museum by chance after picking up the Alexandria magazine and following the recommended walking tour. A tour was just assembling as we came in so we decided to join it ($5 adult, $3 kid). Linda was great and had something interesting for everyone who was on the tour. I really enjoyed learning more about historical medical treatments, medicines, and pill making. The kids enjoyed the Harry Potter references and we all agreed that it was well worth the time and entry cost. Had we read about it in advance I'm certain we would have skipped it, so it was a very fun find.

1  Thank Michelle C
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