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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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  • There is just something about these stores that attracts us! And this one is close to the one in Matanzas, Cuba in our appreciation. All the old containers, shelves, drawers and counters in excellent ...  more »
  • Very nice, and my wife is loved pharmaceutical. Like any Museum, take care of the kids because there are several articles that can break easily. very simple and interesting structure. Free or contribution.
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  • This place is charming and very well-kept, and it is FREE! They do accept donations. It is like stepping into the past.... into a real apothecary, definitely worth a quick visit.  more »
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  • Interesting place. Wish it had better hours.
  • 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 with lots of history. You may recognize it from the Trisha Romance painting.
  • Very neat piece of history if you like medical history/antiques. friendly staff
  • Kind of cool and bit creepy. - on the ghost walk.