“a family business founded in 1792”
The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum was a family business founded in 1792 and operated in this location from 1796 until 1933. It represents one of Alexandria's oldest continuously run businesses that combined retailing, wholesaling, and manufacturing. The museum boasts a remarkable collection of herbal botanicals, handblown glass, and medical equipment, much still in its original location. It also has a spectacular collection of archival materials, including journals, letters and diaries, prescription and formula books, ledgers, orders and invoices. The names of famous customers appear in these documents, including Martha Washington, Nelly Custis and Robert E. Lee.
Interesting look at a historic apothecary shop. I loved seeing all of the herbs, flowers and other natural ingredients used for medicinal purposes.
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Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
- Wed - Sat: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
- Sun: 1:00 am - 4:00 pm
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