Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary

Apothecary interior
Mortar and pestel
Unicorn Root and other remedies
The Apothecary was a family owned business for more than 100 years
Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
105-107 South Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Region Northern Virginia
Locality Alexandria City
Phone: (703) 746-3852

The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum is noted for its outstanding collection of shop furnishings, apothecary bottles and equipment, many still in their original location. When the Apothecary closed in 1933, the doors were simply locked, preserving the contents for history. Over 8,000 objects, like mortars and pestles, and hand-blown medicine bottles with gold-leaf labels, were left in place. The Apothecary has a spectacular collection of journals, prescription and formula books, and other documents with the names of famous customers, including Martha Washington, James Monroe and Robert E. Lee. Open April through October: Sunday and Monday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open November through March: Wednesday to Saturday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday: Closed

Admission Fee: $5 adults, $3 kids

Last Updated: 1/29/2013 4:06 PM
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