Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, Alexandria

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The museum occupies two early 19th century buildings in Old Town Alexandria. The buildings were the site of the Stabler and Leadbeater Apothecary business throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries. The interior of the 107 building has been left just as it was when the store closed in 1933, from the furnishings to the 1850s decor to the 1930s contents in the medicine bottles.

Please visit our gift shop and support the museum's education and conservation programs.
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  • I had never heard of this museum until recently but it has been operating since the 1930s. The apothecary shop has a fascinating history and seeing the all of the original contents was so much more...  more »
  • I stopped here for the review i had read to see the seringe pens. My daughter just graduated from nursing school so this was something i wanted to get her for fun. Ended up with quite a good...  more »
  • So many fascinating things to see. Artifacts! History on display. The untouched and preserved history really illustrates the way our society has always placed high value on improving health. The druggist shop is a cool place to visit in Old Town.
  • 5 stars all the way I could listen to stories about this store all day. The ladies are super nice, very knowledgeable, funny and friendly. They have a fun gift shop that I regret not buying more. If I’m ever in town again I would do this tour again.

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