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Niagara Apothecary Museum, Niagara-on-the-Lake

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Frozen in time since 1869, Niagara Apothecary Museum remains one of the few examples of a late nineteenth century apothecary. Authentically maintained in working condition, the establishment opened in 1820 and operated until 1964, declared a national historic site of Canada four years later. Inhabiting a single storey unit, it's Georgian facade, black walnut and butternut fixtures, and crystal gasoliers have all been painstakingly restored to accurately portray the era. Fast forward to today and a visit to the apothecary provides a step back in time, stocked from floor to ceiling with bottles of miracle cures, surrounding an ornately carved dispensary from where the pharmacist concocted his medicines. Put Niagara Apothecary Museum into our Niagara-on-the-Lake tour planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
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  • This is a fascinating depiction of a historic apothecary. It is free to enter although making a donation is definitely warranted. Lots of historic artifacts and right in downtown. Definitely felt like...  more »
  • Absolutely fascinating to see the compounds that were dispensed for our ancestors - all those bottles of strange potions lined up behind glass seemed rather alien in this modern age. A great spot to v...  more »
  • Like stepping back in time, this apothecary is stunning and so perfectly preserved. It was a real pleasure to visit.  more »
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  • Really interesting little spot we stumbled upon. It's free to take a look although they appreciate donations. Lots of historical medical items to see. Totally recommend if you're in the area.
  • Interesting place. Wish it had better hours.
  • Interesting place with lots of history. You may recognize it from the Trisha Romance painting.
  • great little store
  • Kind of cool and bit creepy. - on the ghost walk.