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.
The Apothecary Museum
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.
- Volunteer docents are needed for weekday and weekend tours and school groups. Training is flexible and minimum commitment is one tour shift (2-4 hours) per month. Start the process by submitting an application!
- Visit the Historic Alexandria Calendar for a full list of events.
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