Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop

Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop
Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop
Address
1020 Caroline St
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Region Northern Virginia
Locality Fredericksburg City
Phone: (540) 373-3362
Office: (540) 373-1569
Email hmas@washingtonheritagemuseums.org
Website www.washingtonheritagemuseums.org

This 18th-century building restored as the Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop presents a vivid living history interpretation of Colonial medical practices. Leeches, lancets, and snakeroot are all found in this 18th century doctor's office and pharmacy. Visitors can hear about the popular treatment of the day for a lady's hysteria or a medicine so potent that it would, according to one wealthy plantation owner "cheer a man with a bad wife."  March 1-Oct. 31: Monday-Saturday, 9am-4pm; Sunday, noon-4pm. November 1-February 28: Monday-Saturday, 10am-3pm; Sunday, noon-4pm. Closed January 1, Thanksgiving, December 24, 25, 31. Please allow 45 minutes for your visit



Admission Fee: Adult $5 age 6-18 $2 Group rates available

Last Updated: 9/3/2013 2:57 PM
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