Plan Your Visit to the Apothecary Museum

The Apothecary Museum is located in Old Town Alexandria, near many shops, restaurants, and other museums and historic sites. Alexandria is half-way between Washington, D.C. and Mount Vernon. The museum offers self-guided tours of the first floor or guided tours of the first and second floors.

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Apothecary VisitAddress

Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
105-107 South Fairfax Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone: 703.746.3852
Email 


Museum Hours

Fridays 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday 1-5 p.m.
Monday 1-5 p.m.


Admission


Self-Guided Tours

Includes admission to the first floor and souvenir booklet.

  • Adults: $5.00
  • Children (ages 5 -12): $3.00
  • Children four and under are free with a paying adult.

Self-guided admission can only be purchased in-person at the museum at the time of your visit. 


Guided Tours

Every hour starting quarter after the hour. This 45-minute tour includes the first and second floors with expert guide. Recommended for ages 8 and older.

  • Persons ages 5 and up: $8.00
  • Children four and under are free with a paying adult

To purchase your guided tour tickets in advance, please visit our online store

Keys to the City only include first floor admission, however guests may take the guided tour for an additional $3 per person if space is available. The upgraded guided tour admission may only be purchased in-person at the museum.  

Self-guided admission can only be purchased in-person at the museum at the time of your visit. 


Discounts
Discounts on self-guided tours are available to AAA Members. Click here for $1.00 off your visit! Good for self-guided tour only; limit one  coupon per visit.

Free admission (when space is available) for both self-guided and guided tours are available for: 

  • City of Alexandria residents
  • Alexandria City Employees
  • Complimentary ticket holders
  • American Alliance of Museum members (AAM) and Virginia Association of Museums Members (VAM)
  • Active duty military personnel and their families

  • Members of the Mortar and Pestle Society and  HHMC member organizations

Group Services

Group tours are offered by reservation only. In order to receive the group rate, tours must include 7 or more people, be scheduled at least two weeks in advance of the tour date, and pay in full before day of arrival. For group packages and specialty tour options, contact the Program Coordinator.

Accessibility

The museum is not wheelchair accessible beyond the first floor. The City of Alexandria complies with the terms of ADA. An individual with a disability who wishes to request a reasonable accommodation may contact the Museum at 703.746.3852 at least one day prior to visit.

Museum Shop

The Museum Shop at the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum offers a wide variety of gifts and merchandise associated with the apothecary, medical history, and historic Alexandria. Products include private label tea, holiday ornaments, children’s items and a large selection of books related to medicine in America. Additional merchandise is available online from The Alexandria Shop.

Directions

The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Shop is located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, near many shops, restaurants, and other museums and historic sites. Alexandria is half-way between Washington, D.C. and Mount Vernon.

From Washington, D.C., and National Airport
Take the George Washington Parkway south, past the airport, into Alexandria. The Parkway becomes Washington Street in the City. Go about a mile, past Queen Street, and turn left on Cameron Street, opposite Christ Church. Go four block, past City Hall, and turn right on North Fairfax Street. Go one block, past King Street, and the museum will be on your right.

From I-95/I-495 (Capital Beltway)
Take the US Route 1 North exit (first exit on the Virginia side of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge). Take your first right onto Franklin Street, go seven blocks and turn left onto South Fairfax Street. Go five blocks north, past Prince Street, and the museum will be on your left.

By Metro
Take the yellow or blue line to King Street station. Cross the parking lot and turn right, one half block to King Street. Turn right (east) on King Street and walk about down hill about 1 mile South Fairfax Street. Turn right, and the museum will be on your right. Or take the  FREE King Street Trolley to King and Fairfax Streets.

By Train
Take Amtrak or Virginia Railway Express to Alexandria's Union Station (across the tracks from King Street Metro station). Upon exiting the train station, walk to your right to King Street and follow directions from Metro.

Parking

Metered Parking is available on South Fairfax Street, with two or three hour parking on nearby residential streets. Parking regulations are strictly enforced. There are also convenient parking garages nearby.

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