The New Orleans Pharmacy Museum occupies the apothecary of the first licensed Pharmacist in the country- Louis J. Dufilho, Jr.
Today the museum is spread across 2 floors and showcases methods of administration, variety of perfumes and other cosmetics, historic Voodoo potions, various medical instruments, historic prescriptions and other medical practices which are considered questionable today.
The place does have a rather eerie charm and if you like to see unique places, your curiosity will surge during your visit here.
- USD 5.00 for adults.
- USD 4.00 for students & seniors.
- Free for children under six.
- For other timings, visit the official website.
- Guided tours at 1pm (Tuesday to Friday).
- Occasionally the museum closes early or open late due to tours and special events.
- By Bus: N. Peters at St Louis
- By Tram: Toulouse Station
- By renting a Car/ Bike.
- By Taxi
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38.34% of people who visit New Orleans include New Orleans Pharmacy Museum in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
52.96% of people start their New Orleans Pharmacy Museum visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see New Orleans Pharmacy Museum
57.66% of people prefer walking in order to reach New Orleans Pharmacy Museum
Definitely worth the $5 entry fee which included a 40 minute tour. Our guide was amazing...entertaining and knowledgeable. I especially appreciated the way he spoke about the not-so-pretty side of New Orleans’ history. More interesting than I expected a pharmacy tour to be.
Great experience- one of the best guided tours I’ve ever had. Museum Director was amazing, lovely, and funny presenter. He had a great sense for detail and education. I’d rank it higher if I could! Take the guided tour - only happens once a day on certain days of the week so check it out before you go.
Amazing. It's wonderful to see items and relics preserved from the past. Self guided tour for 5 dollars. You can't beat that. Was a bit crowded, though was easy to maneuver around groups. Lots to see, posters and t-shirts for sale too. Highly recommended.
Amazing!! Very informative! The tour guide was great very energetic and knowledgeable. Definitely a must see while in the French Quarter. Wish there was better advertising luckily I walked by this place and took a few minutes to check it out!
If I could give this place a 6 Star rating, I would in a heartbeat! I will admit, when my company booked a tour at a "pharmacy museum," I wasn't exactly thrilled. Our docent, Owen, was AMAZING! His breadth of knowledge and ability to make this history both fascinating and funny blew my mind! 🤯 His tour was eye opening and incredibly entertaining! No visit to New Orleans is complete without a stop at this museum, and I will be personally recommending it and a guided tour from Owen to everyone I meet in New Orleans!