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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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

Sorry. Don't waste your time. You'll see more "pharma" stuff at the antique shops on Royal. Thankfully, we were in and out in 30 secs.

Thank ngn1958
Reviewed 4 days ago

I almost decided to skip this place during my trip to NOLA and I'm so glad I didn't. It's totally worth the hour you'll spend there. It's only $5 and you can either walk around yourself or do the tour (about 30 minutes) which is...More

Thank Jessica W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Learned much about the registration of pharmacists/medical professionals at this museum. The store/home/museum is well kept. Displays had relevant information. Glad I had the chance to visit.

Thank Beth M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this interesting museum from early New Orleans. Lots of great things to see! Especially enjoyed the "guided tour" at 1 PM. Great museum for only $5 entry fee!

1  Thank HappyTravelers071
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the museum was potentially interesting, but the exhibits were hard to see because the lighting was so dim. Not worth the price of admission $5

Thank Lee M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must see. I learned so much. It is authentic museum and with great wright ups about everything in there.

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some people we met told us about this place and said they enjoyed the tour. So for $5.00 , we decided to go. Glad we did. The young man that did the tour was great, and there were many interesting things to see and learn...More

Thank wingm8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was super interesting but unassuming as you first walk in. You basically pay the entrance fee and read the various laminated cards as you wonder both floors of this museum. It's so interesting to see the old bottles, the unique medical tools and...More

1  Thank ReillyPas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of history and knowledge was taught and experienced in those walls. I recommend a visit and just look around and see medical science at work.

Thank G7686VUjamesl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A chance to see how doctors and pharmacists worked in the old days. Self guided tour of an actual old world pharmacy with vials of leeches and saws and potions no longer allowed. Be sure to visit the garden outside where herbs were grown.

Thank George R
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Tracy W
4 December 2017|
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Response from dbmacgregor | Reviewed this property |
The tour is about 45 minutes You can explore the upstairs of the museum on your own.
Shari K
27 March 2017|
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Response from teenynjigz | Reviewed this property |
I would say it all depends on your schedule. you can spend an hour and browse through it all or read everything in depth and spend hours... but regardless I would definitely stay for the guided tour, the tour guide was... More
Frank B
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!