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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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to take a tour of the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary and thoroughly enjoyed it. 3 of the 4 in our group have medical backgrounds, and enjoyed learning about a little history into pharmacopia. Including the number of poisonous materials used in the making of medicines...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

I am in the medical field, so I was very excited to check this place out. I was underwhelmed. It was interesting, but I would not go out of my way to see it again. Fortunately I went on a free day; I cannot say...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank travelgal987
Reviewed October 21, 2018

The former owners just walked away and everything is right where they left it. The place is amazing in that the group who manages it now didn't move anything either. All the old medicines are there (including Unicorn Root and Dragon's Blood) so a pharmacist...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RayGCincinnati_OH
Reviewed October 10, 2018

My friend took us here on a Sunday afternoon. Very well organized tour and learned a lot about the history of the apothecary/pharmacy and the history of the area. Very educational!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ilin C
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Just fell in very lucky with this museum. Just happened to be visiting alexandria on Sunday Oct 8th at approx 1pm when this museum were doing free - open day. Extremely interesting. Display & descriptions of 19th century pharmacy life, potions, herbs, preparations etc. Didn't...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ianofwales
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Oh my god!!!! says it all. If you love history then this is a must visit! Only $5 to enter this is a shop time forgot. Preserved and original this place almost takes your breath away with what it offers. All the authentic and original...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank FREPLUG
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Another place we stumbled upon during our weekend. $5/pp got you a tour. Pretty interesting background story.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ltritz
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Inexpensive admission to a tour through this historic apothecary. Left as it was when it closed its doors in 1933. Powders, liquuds, bottles, tools, and more. Very fascinating!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mumzard
Reviewed September 17, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kindeltfamily
Reviewed September 3, 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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