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New Orleans Pharmacy Museum: Tours & Tickets

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Located at the site of the first licensed apothecary shop, the Pharmacy Museum includes cures for anything that ails you including voodoo potions and other weird medicines.
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514 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2110
French Quarter
+1 504-565-8027
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Reviewed today

Great place interesting display. I’m not usually sensitive to allergens, but this museum was very musty and I developed respiratory issue that lasted a day and a half after my visit.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank mareiam
Reviewed yesterday

Very interesting, but crowded. The number of people allowed in at one time seems to take away from the experience.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank dmhb66
Reviewed yesterday

It is the perfect size museum for a short visit. It is located on two floors, so not accessible to those who can’t climb a big flight of stairs. There are lots of interesting exhibits and plenty of fascinating information. There were many tools used...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank reneemarie31
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a $5,00 (yes five dollars) gem in the French Quarter. The entrance fee includes the tour which is only once daily. It makes up for the size in square footage with the very informative and sometimes whimsical hour or so historical tales of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank ergamergirl
Reviewed 6 days ago

The museum comprises 2 floors of this building (as well as a courtyard in the back), which has several interesting instruments and medicines on display, with descriptions of what they were used for, as well as snippets of more general medical history of the time....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank AuguryKnox
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife is in the medical field so this was a must stop for us. Definitely worth the few dollars to take time out and check this place out. This place will definitely make you appreciate how far medical world has come and also make...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank W3021ABkevind
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great displays of medical history. Made me think of New Orleans past and the wild west. Also nicely laid out to do your own tour, no guide necessary.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Kim B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went by several times when it wasn’t open. It’s closed on Sundays & Monday’s & open from 10am -4pm the other days. Lots of really cool pharmacy memorabilia. Stuff from the oldest licensed pharmacy in the US. Tour guide was great. Plenty of explanations so...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 991betsyn
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is very interesting, but what made it for me was the presentation. Not really a tour as you stay in the main part of the museum while the guide details some of the instruments etc. So interesting, shocking and funny all at the same...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank H1155QIpeterl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely take the tour at 1 p.m. It's well worth the $5. A comprehensive collection of pharma and medical historic artifacts occupying two floors of a historic storefront/house.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Suzanne D
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4 May 2018|
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Response from Kj P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, a very small gift shop in the front.
Tracy W
4 December 2017|
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Response from dbmacgregor | Reviewed this property |
The tour is about 45 minutes You can explore the upstairs of the museum on your own.
Shari K
28 March 2017|
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Response from teenynjigz | Reviewed this property |
I would say it all depends on your schedule. you can spend an hour and browse through it all or read everything in depth and spend hours... but regardless I would definitely stay for the guided tour, the tour guide was... More