Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum

The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum was a family business founded in 1792 and operated in this location from 1805 until 1933.  It represents one of Alexandria's oldest continuously run businesses that combined retailing, wholesaling, and manufacturing.

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Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary MuseumThe 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.

What's New

  • The Apothecary Museum has reopened after renovation. Come see the results! The historic first-floor retail space has been repainted based on paint analysis, returning the room to its ca. 1900 appearance.

  • Visit the Historic Alexandria Calendar for a full list of events.

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Address

Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
105-107 South Fairfax Street 
Alexandria, Virginia 22314 
703.746.3852 
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Museum Hours

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. 


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