Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum

Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum information

Location
Washington, DC , USA
Address
105-107 S Fairfax St
Getting there
Metro: King St then trolley
More information
www.alexandriava.gov/apothecary
Prices
adult/child $5/3
Opening hours
10am-5pm Tue-Sat, 1-5pm Sun & Mon
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In 1792 Edward Stabler opened up his apothecary (pharmacy) – a family business that would operate for the next 141 years, until the Depression forced the shop to close. Quite a bit of history was shut inside at that time, including over 8000 medical objects. Now the shop is a museum; its shelves are lined with 900 beautiful hand-blown apothecary bottles and strange old items such as Martha Washington’s Scouring Compound.