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New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

514 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2110
+1 504-565-8027
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Located at the site of the first licensed apothecary shop, the Pharmacy Museum includes cures for anything that ails you including voodoo potions and other weird medicines.
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514 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2110
French Quarter
+1 504-565-8027
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We just happened to walk by this place and decided, why not. The entry fee is $5 and it was really hot. I'm really glad we did because I found this place fascinating. It may not be for everyone but, if you like history or...More

Thank kellyfuller2016
Reviewed 4 days ago

Though I had visited NOLA 6 times, I didn't know that this place existed until I took a ghost tour that stopped here. I knew that I had to return to explore the next day. It happened to be rainy, and this place was perfect...More

Thank Jessica K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This building was constructed in 1823 for Louis Dufilho Jr., America's first licensed pharmacist. In 1816, Louisiana became the first state to require licensing for medical practitioners, including pharmacists, physicians, dentists and midwives. This building served as an apothecary and residence for the Dufilho family...More

Thank CValls23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't know what to expect from a pharmacy museum and it was a pleasant surprise. I learned much about the history of medicine and New Orleans. Don't miss the courtyard.

Thank jerrylogan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We saw this building and the window when it was closed and decided we had to see it. $5 admission. We spent an hour but I could have spent longer. The collection is of a significant size and there is a lot to amaze the...More

1  Thank Judith R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've mentioned visiting this intriguing museum before as I am very proud of my family's heritage as pharmacists, for several generations now (me excluded). I've visited this Museum starting back in the late 90s, driven to describe both its contents, history, and contributions to NOLA...More

2  Thank radiowitch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For $5.00 this place is totally worth a visit. It's self guided but you can take as long as or as little to walk through the pharmacy and even the upstairs!! We saw this place on our ghost tour from the night before so naturally...More

Thank CemeteryCat17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a retired Pharmacist I found this museum to be an excellent look back to the beginnings of the profession. Memorabilia was outstanding

Thank Vincent Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an odd ball of a museum, but looks quite authentic. It is located at the spot, where one of the first of NOLA pharmacies was, which was later converted into a medical practice. Interesting collection of pharmaceuticals and demonstration of medical equipment on...More

Thank Hodok17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this walking by, decided to go in and check it out. Was interesting to find out different "prescriptions" were used through time. Check it out!

Thank Daryl W
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Shari K
how long should I plan to spend there?
28 March 2017|
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Response from Marc C | Reviewed this property |
You could spend an hour seeing all of it and reading a lot of it, but it would probably take you over two hours to read it all. I tend to go through museums on the fast side and an hour was nice for me!
Frank B
How far from Hilton Riverside?
8 August 2016|
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Response from Kelly M | Reviewed this property |
I agree with our other friends here- 15 min walk probably. But you could hope the street car if you are too hot or worried about time. Enjoy!