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 and other Niagara-on-the-Lake attractions into our Niagara-on-the-Lake trip itinerary maker site , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • The Museum is very interesting, because the location worked a pharmacy and here shows how were the medicines on time, you can still bring some soaps, creams, because it sells on the site. The Open House is free.
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  • Randomly stopped by here and was pleasantly surprised! It was very interesting to see the old bottles and different medicines for the various ailments. I love vintage, antique, old things, so I had a ...  more »
  • Of the many times we have been to Niagara on the Lake we have been unfortunate enough to never have found the Niagara Apothecary Museum opened. A look in the window shows a display that would warrant ...  more »
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  • Very cool place Stopped for lunch on coming back from Niagara falls and sw this place lots of history of early canada
  • Great historical site. Ever wonder what a medieval pharmacy would look like? This is your answer
  • Very educational. Staff were highly knowledgible and if you show interest, they can really amaze you with what they know.
  • Historical artefacts related to the pharmacy. Somewhat creepy feel but still great.
  • Love it. My mother and father loved the memories it brought up and it was an amazing experiance.

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