The museum boasts a vast collection of herbal botanicals, handblown glass, and medical equipment. 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.
Since 2006 when the buildings were donated to the City of Alexandria, the Museum continues to evolve as new research is uncovered and as the staff expands its understanding of the medical and business history captured by this unique historic site.
The Museum will have adjusted hours due to private group tours on the following dates and times:
Wed, Oct. 19 – Opening at 1:00pm
Thur, Oct. 20 – Opening at 1:00pm
Sun, Oct. 23 – Closed 2:00 - 4:00pm, available tours at 1:15, 4:15, and 4:45
Tue, Oct. 25 – Opening at 12:30pm
Thur, Oct. 27 – Opening at 12:00pm
Mon, Oct. 31 – Closed 1:45-3:00pm
Wed, Nov. 9 – Opening at 1:30pm
Thur, Nov. 10 – Opening at 1:30pm
Sat, Nov. 12 – Closed 1:45 - 2:45pm
Sun, Nov. 13 – Closing at 3:30pm, last tour at 3:15pm
Wed, Nov. 30 – Opening at 1:00pm
Thur, Dec. 1 - Opening at 1:00pm
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Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
105-107 South Fairfax Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
November to March:
Wednesday to Saturday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: 1 - 4 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday: Closed
Last tour: At 3:45 p.m.
Closed: New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas
April to October:
Tuesday to Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday and Monday: 1 - 5 p.m.
Last tour: At 4:45 p.m.