Fodor's Expert Review New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

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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.

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514 Chartres St.
New Orleans, Louisiana  70130, USA


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Rate Includes: $5, Closed Sun. and Mon., Tues.–Fri. 10–2, Sat. 10–5

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