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Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum

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107 S Fairfax St Alexandria VA 22314
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(703) 746-3852
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Sunday
1:00am-5:00pm
Monday
1:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday
10:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday
10:00am-5:00pm
Thursday
10:00am-5:00pm
Friday
10:00am-5:00pm
Saturday
10:00am-5:00pm

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The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary was a family-run business established in 1792 and was responsible for the manufacture and retail of prescription drugs. Shut down during The Great Depression, the museum was donated to the city in 2006 and provides an insight into the ancient days of the practice. Off the shelves are an ingenious assortment of pharmaceuticals, medicine bottles, herbal...

The museum occupies two early 19th century buildings in Old Town Alexandria. The buildings were the site of the Stabler and Leadbeater Apothecary business throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries. The interior of the 107 building has been left just as it was when the store closed in 1933, from the furnishings to the 1850s decor to the 1930s contents in the medicine bottles.

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Founded in 1792 by Edward Stabler, a Quaker minister and an abolitionist, the Apothecary Shop occupied these two town houses until 1933. Martha Washington ordered castor oil shortly before her death in 1802, and Robert E. Lee was shopping here in 1859 when he received orders to quash John Brown's rebellion at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. It was more than a drugstore, however, for in addition...

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Fascinating

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I'm not sure if it is because of Mercy Street or because the characters in the book I'm reading are Scots who just arrived in the Americas in the mid-1700s & are making their way this direction, but this tour was fascinating. I think it may be because of Mr. Miller. He was fantastic and so knowledgable. He's a retired...

A trip to the past

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The place is just as it was when it closed. It felt like traveling back in time. It shows how a local drugstore looked in the early 1900s. It is mainly two rooms, one for retail and the other for producing and packing. It costs $5.00 for a 30 minutes tour. Very interesting .

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Pharmacies

The Apothecary shop was part of bustling Alexandria in the 1800s, where patrons such as the Washington family came to the pharmacy for 141 years. Now it is a museum, where visitors can see the past methods of medical treatment and view the collections of antiques.

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