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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.
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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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514 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2110
French Quarter
+1 504-565-8027
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Reviewed yesterday

The only part that is really cool is on the second floor and it has some old medical equipment that was used. Air conditioning was nice and it was a good place to escape the heat but not worth planning a visit to it.

Thank Casey P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

While in the French Quarter, we decided to stop into the pharmacy museum. Amazing original and historical New Orleans pharmacy. Did the tour and learned a lot of the history of this pharmacy, procedures, medicine, products, practices and the life of the countries first licensed...More

Thank bryanc467
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fascinating place. Lots of history and a bit morbid. Shows how far medicine has improved. Was touring with a pharmacy student who was amazed.

Thank Virginia H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm usually a fan of quirk museums, but this one just didn't do it for me. This spot is a small, two story museum with a bunch of oldish looking bottles and some old medical equipment. Most of the exhibits are accompanied by long descriptions...More

Thank Chris N
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I enjoyed the tour. I found the upstairs more interesting than the first floor. I wouldn't say it a "must see" but but def worth the time/cost.

Thank Nikki H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is an admission charge to enter this museum. Museum has two floors. Took all of about 15 minutes and then moved on to more interesting things.

Thank Trish D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just happened to walk by this place and decided, why not. The entry fee is $5 and it was really hot. I'm really glad we did because I found this place fascinating. It may not be for everyone but, if you like history or...More

Thank kellyfuller2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Though I had visited NOLA 6 times, I didn't know that this place existed until I took a ghost tour that stopped here. I knew that I had to return to explore the next day. It happened to be rainy, and this place was perfect...More

Thank Jessica K
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

This building was constructed in 1823 for Louis Dufilho Jr., America's first licensed pharmacist. In 1816, Louisiana became the first state to require licensing for medical practitioners, including pharmacists, physicians, dentists and midwives. This building served as an apothecary and residence for the Dufilho family...More

1  Thank CValls23
Reviewed 8 June 2017

I didn't know what to expect from a pharmacy museum and it was a pleasant surprise. I learned much about the history of medicine and New Orleans. Don't miss the courtyard.

Thank jerrylogan
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Shari K
28 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!