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New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

New Orleans Pharmacy Museum - New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans Pharmacy Museum
514 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70130Map
+1 504 565 8027
Neighborhood: French Quarter
Overview

In 1823, the first licensed pharmacist in the United States, Louis J. Dufilho Jr. opened an apothecary shop here. This Creole-style town house doubled as his home, and he cultivated herbs needed for medicines in the interior courtyard. Exhibits highlight milestones in pharmacy and medicine. The exhibits include various medical widgets, gizmos and gadgets, some practical and some not.

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By Hi there! | Posted 06/30/13
  I've only taken this self guided tour once and it has stuck with me ever since. This museum is exactly as it is described. While we stood in the courtyard, a steamboart whistled loudly. With a little imagination, we could imagine pharmaceutical equipment ready for pick up by the riverside and the smell of fresh growing herbs. Be warned, some of the ancient equipment is a little alarming....   Read More
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New Orleans Pharmacy Museum General Information
  • Open Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM, Saturday from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Science & Technology, Tours
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