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/child under 6yr/student $5/free/4
Opening hours
10am-4pm Tue-Sat
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This beautifully preserved little shop groans with ancient display cases filled with intriguing little bottles. 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 today his practices would be suspect (gold-coated pills for the wealthy; opium, alcohol and cannabis for those with less cash).