Pharmacy Museum in New Orleans, LA
Today, Dufilho’s 1823 apothecary shop on Chartres Street in the French Quarter houses the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum. It is widely believed to be the largest and most diverse pharmaceutical collection in a single location in the United States, containing old patent medicines, books, and pharmaceutical equipment dating back as far as the early 1800s. The museum also features a re-created 19th century physician’s study and the Rosenthal Spectacle Collection, which illustrates the historical development of spectacles and other antique vision aids from around the world. Additional exhibits include homeopathic remedies, nearly 200-year-old dental instruments, and other medical memorabilia. It is a unique visit during your NOLA stay.