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New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

  • 514 Chartres St. Map It
  • French Quarter

Published 07/24/2015

Fodor's Review

To tour this musty shop is to step back into 19th-century medicine—the window display alone, with its enormous leech jar and other antiquated paraphernalia, is fascinating. This building was the apothecary shop and residence of Louis J. Dufilho Jr., America's first licensed pharmacist, in the 1820s. His botanical and herbal gardens are still cultivated in the pretty back courtyard (complete with a postcard-worthy fountain). Watch for free 19th-century seasonal health tips posted in the front window.

Sight Information


514 Chartres St., New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130, USA

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Sight Details:

  • $5
  • Tues.–Fri. 10–2, Sat. 10–5

Published 07/24/2015


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