Niagara Apothecary Museum, Niagara-on-the-Lake

4.4
#2 of 10 in Museums in Niagara-on-the-Lake
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 and other Niagara-on-the-Lake attractions into our Niagara-on-the-Lake trip itinerary maker site , and watch your holiday take shape.
Create an itinerary including Niagara Apothecary Museum
map
Niagara Apothecary Museum Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
219 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • September 19, 2017
    I liked Niagara-on-the-Lake much better when Shoppe was still a four-letter word. I've been coming to the Shaw Festival since 1970, and the tacky part of touristry becomes worse every year. Thank good...  more »
  • September 16, 2017
    This was a very interesting place to visit. It was like stepping back in time. It only takes a few minutes to stop in and imagine what medicine must have been like long ago.  more »
  • September 6, 2017
    A look back in time at what a drugstore used to look like. The volunteers are retired pharmacists so lots of knowledge.  more »
Google
  • June 17, 2017
    Love it. My mother and father loved the memories it brought up and it was an amazing experiance.
  • June 14, 2017
    Very interesting place. hope it stays open.
  • June 7, 2016
    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.
  • November 11, 2016
    Interesting place. Wish it had better hours.
  • March 23, 2016
    Interesting place with lots of history. You may recognize it from the Trisha Romance painting.

Plan your trip to Niagara-on-the-Lake

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Niagara-on-the-Lake abounds with accommodations that can be more affordable than those just a few minutes south in the city of Niagara Falls. The town's grid-like streets offer an array of choices, with Mary Street, Mississauga Street, and Queen Street among the most popular. If you're looking for something a bit more luxurious and don't mind paying extra, stay near the lakeshore and enjoy waterfront views from your bed and breakfast.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Niagara-on-the-Lake by other users

3 days in Niagara-on-the-Lake BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Niagara-on-the-Lake BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Niagara-on-the-Lake BY A USER FROM CANADA October, romantic, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Niagara-on-the-Lake BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Niagara-on-the-Lake BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Niagara-on-the-Lake BY A USER FROM CANADA November, relaxing, romantic, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Niagara-on-the-Lake BY A USER FROM CANADA November, relaxing, romantic, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: November, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 2 days in Niagara-on-the-Lake BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Niagara-on-the-Lake & Niagara Falls BY A USER FROM CANADA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Niagara-on-the-Lake & Niagara Falls BY A USER FROM CANADA October, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: October, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Niagara-on-the-Lake BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Niagara-on-the-Lake BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans