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Pharmacy Museum, New Orleans

Pharmacy Museum, New Orleans

What a find this museum is! It has it all – education, spookiness, air conditioning, a picture-perfect garden setting and even a charming balcony. A self-guided (or guided) tour through the nation's first pharmacy, it tells the stories of its owners – including J. Dufilho, the first licensed pharmacist in the US – as well as of the supposed hauntings the building holds.

Displayed are all sorts of antique medical equipment and medicines – from voodoo potions and live leeches to impressively numerous 19th-century dental instruments, to all variant of snake oil, old makeup, and countless other curious items and methods, both fascinating and terrifying. There is even a pharmacist's work area that displays the microscope, mortar, and pestle that doctors used to make their medicines, while the nearby garden shows the herbs that were a part of many prescriptions to patients. All in all, money and time well spent!

Why You Should Visit:
To learn about the history of NOLA via medical history, health habits and beliefs of NOLA people; soda origin, old medical quackery, life in the French Quarter during its early years, and much more.

Tip:
Show up just before 1pm to take the one-hour guided tour in the style of an entertaining lecture/presentation (Tue-Fri, for the same price as the self-guided tour but so much better); after which you'll be free to explore the museum at your leisure.

Opening Hours:
Tue-Sat: 10am–4pm

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Sight Name: Pharmacy Museum
Sight Location: New Orleans, USA
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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