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Stabler Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
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Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum

Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary MuseumThe Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum was a family business founded in 1792 and operated in this location from 1796 until 1933.  It represents one of Alexandria's oldest continuously run businesses that combined retailing, wholesaling, and manufacturing.  The museum boasts a remarkable collection of herbal botanicals, handblown glass, and medical equipment, much still in its original location.  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 museum was donated to the City of Alexandria, the museum continues to evolve as new research is uncovered and the museum expands its understanding and interpretation of the medical and business history captured by this site.


What's New   

  • From December 3 - January 31, the Apothecary Museum will be closed for renovation.
  • Visit the Historic Alexandria Calendar for a full list of events.

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Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
105-107 South Fairfax Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
703.746.3852
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Closed for Renovation
December 3 - January 30

Tour Hours
November to March:
Wednesday - 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 - Saturday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday and Monday, 1 to 5 p.m.
Last tour at 4:45 p.m.