New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

New Orleans Pharmacy Museum information

Location
New Orleans , USA
Address
514 Chartres St
Telephone
+1 504 565 8027
More information
www.pharmacymuseum.org
Prices
adult/concession $5/4
Opening hours
10am-2pm Tue & Thu, to 5pm Wed, Fri & Sat
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This beautifully preserved shop was established in 1816 by Louis J Dufilho at a time when the pharmaceutical arts were, shall we say, in their infancy. The museum claims Dufilho was the nation’s first licensed pharmacist, although his practices would be suspect today (gold-coated pills for the wealthy; opium, alcohol and cannabis for those who needed to feel better for less money).