New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, New Orleans

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  • My husband and I stumbled upon this place while walking through the french quarter and since some of our friends had mentioned it as a good place to check out, we decided to go inside. I believe we ma...  more »
  • The museum is essentially a large room downstairs, a small outside courtyard and a couple of rooms upstairs. In the afternoon an enthusiastic guide explains what is on display downstairs- an authentic...  more »
  • This is a really interesting small museum full of pharmacy and medical history. Not sure you would enjoy it as much if you weren't in a medical career. For $5, it's worth the trip.  more »
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  • Great little museum! You can't beat the $5 entry fee. We had so much fun looking at all the old medical equipment. They even had gold and silver dipped pills from when it was a sign of high class. Definitely check it out!
  • This was my favorite stop in New Orleans. So much history. If you are interested, you can get a little blurb from an app I found called walking tours. Anyway, as you will learn the pharmacist was the first to be board certified, but for such a great museum I found myself a bit disappointed that they didn't offer any sort of tour aside from a pamphlet. It was, however, only $5 and I am pretty sure my bottle of water cost more than that in the French Quarter.
  • As a pharmacist I was super nerding out going into this museum. I thought it was a lot of fun but something was missing. It felt more like a early 1900s health museum more than geared towards just pharmacy. Very interesting to see drugs that were used back in the day are still in use today. Definitely recommend going to this place at least once but probably won't go back
  • Probably one of the few places you will find live leeches in the lobby, the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum never fails to impress, and/or gross you out. Antique eyeglasses rub shoulders with Civil War-era field surgery kits (including bone saws for amputations). A jar of leeches, as previously mentioned. Packages of Bayer Heroin from the 1800s (without the heroin), phony baloney patent medicine including Hadacol, and a variety of odds and ends make this place strange and irresistible.
  • Great historic spot. THERE IS A COUPON PASSPORT BY THE REGISTER FOR BUY 1 GET 1 FREE ENTRY! We saw it after paying for two and guy wouldn't let us use it since we "already paid" lol oh well

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