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New Orleans Pharmacy Museum in New Orleans, LA

514 Chartres St. New Orleans, LA 70130
The New Orleans Pharmacy Museum has exhibits that feature a little bit of everything that you might find in a pharmacy.

The building is designed in a way that it's easy to get from one exhibit to another without feeling like you're going to break something. Special events are held at the museum every year.


The first floor of the museum features a beautiful courtyard where you can enjoy the fresh air. It also features some of the methods of administering medications from years ago up until today. You'll see a variety of perfumes and other liquids that have been used for medicinal purposes. Surgical instruments are also featured on this floor. When you reach the second floor, you are greeted by what the living quarters of a pharmacist might have looked like. There are seasonal and special exhibits on this floor as well. A spectacle collection can be seen in large display cases. There is also a physician's study and a sick room. These are important as you can learn about how doctors would examine patients and determine the kind of medications that were best to use to treat the illness.

While walking through the museum, you can learn a lot about the different medications and devices that have been used throughout time. There are various rooms to examine, and the staff is helpful in giving information. Explore some of the other museums in New Orleans after leaving. Check out New Orleans travel packages for a great trip.

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