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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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  • It was quite informative to walk through the Niagara Apothecary. There was a lot of information. However, some took their time and other were a bit more quickly, all depending their interests. Still t...  more »
  • This place is so neat. It was like entering a pharmacy mixed with a chemistry lab. You'll just have to go in and see what I'm taking about. 
  • If you are a pharmacist, this place has very interesting exhibits and displays. It is historical place worth spending at least an hour. 
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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.