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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
+1 703-746-3852
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The tour was brief but informative; very interesting to note the historical uses for herbs, dyes and plants.

Thank kindeltfamily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found a connection to Martha Washington. She would order her medicines from that drugstore and they had a copy of her hand-written letter. It was fascinating and had a docent that made it come to life. It is a must stop.

Thank Woventales
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was interesting. The tour is only about half an hour and its only $5. It gave you sone of the history of Alexandria and the beginning of the first pharmacy.

Thank madd4912
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a medicinal herbalist, I was fascinated by the authentic items still intact. Truly amazing to have a place with these historical items. This is not a place for people wanting blitz and bling or hands on. If you are looking for authentic history, this...More

Thank 50statetraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My kids (ages 8 and 11) seemed to enjoy it even though there was no hands-on activity. I was kinda under the impression they would be "mixing potions" but I guess I read too much into it. Otherwise, I really loved the place- I love...More

Thank Jolene J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I loved the tour of the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum! Our guide was a pharmacist who volunteers at the museum once per month and she was exceptionally knowledge. Very unique place and a must see for anyone who appreciates historical medicine, pharmacology, and/or...More

Thank Kaylee L
Reviewed 15 August 2018

George Washington and Martha Washington were regular customers here. So were Robert E. Lee, James Monroe and John C. Calhoun. Elisha C. Dick, George Washington's doctor, sought remedies here during Washington's terminal illness. According to a plaque on an outside wall, Lee was shopping here...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 14 August 2018

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
Reviewed 2 August 2018

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
Reviewed 30 July 2018

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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