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New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

514 Chartres St French Quarter


The first licensed pharmicist in the United States lived and did business in New Orleans...right at this exact spot, in fact! Learn the history of pharmacy at this small but well-presented museum. Exhibits include:

  • Historical Replica of a Pharmacy
  • Show Globes
  • Methods of Administration
  • Opium
  • Perfumes and Cosmetics
  • Voodoo Potions
  • Questionable Medical Practices
  • Surgical Instruments
  • Patent Medicines
  • Soda Fountain 
  • Prescriptions & Compounding
  • Loggia, Staircase and Carriageway
  • Courtyard
  • Entresol
  • Living Quarters and Architecture
  • Historic Midwifery and Obstetrics
  • Dr J William Rosenthal Spectacles Collection
  • Local Excavated Bottles
  • The Housecall

Hours

Tues - Sat 10am - 4pm (guided tours at 1pm Tues - Fri)

Admission

  • Adults $5
  • Students/Seniors $4
  • Children under 6 Free