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Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, Washington DC

Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum - Washington DC, District of Columbia
Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
105-107 South Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314Map
+1 703 746 3852
Overview

The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary was a family-run business established in 1792 and was responsible for the manufacture and retail of prescription drugs. Shut down during The Great Depression, the museum was donated to the city in 2006 and provides an insight into the ancient days of the practice. Off the shelves are an ingenious assortment of pharmaceuticals, medicine bottles, herbal botanicals and medical instruments, most of which are preserved in their original location. Browse through the rare collection of documents like medical journals, prescriptions, letters and archives that offers a glimpse into pharmacy back when science was in its nascent stage. It boasts a historically high-profile clientele including Martha Washington and Robert E. Lee.

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Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum General Information
  • Open Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM, Sunday from 01:00 PM to 05:00 PM, Monday from 01:00 PM to 05:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, amex, visa
  • Nearest Train: King Street Metro Station
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