In order to better preserve the historic space and collection, the Apothecary Museum will also be instituting a new tour capacity policy, capping regular walk-in tours at 10 people. Visitors can guarantee a space in a tour by calling the Museum at 703.746.3852 to purchase tickets in advance. Beginning late March tickets will also be available online.
The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum in Old Town Alexandria is noted for its outstanding collection of medicinal herbs, shop furnishings, and apothecary bottles and 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 the documents, including Martha Washington, Nelly Custis, and Robert E. Lee.