Located in the Vieux Carré Historic District, the rich history of pharmacy and healthcare in Louisiana is the subject at this museum.
Learn fascinating details about the pharmaceutical practice in Louisiana. The New Orleans Pharmacy Museum is located in what was a 19th-century apothecary and the building is on the National Register of Historic Places. Showcased is the role of Louis Joseph Dufilho, Jr., who is America's first license pharmacist, in certifying the professional competence of pharmacists for the sake of public health.
On the ground level of the museum, you'll see bloodletting and surgical tools, controversial medical practices, medicines, perfumes and cosmetics, and even Voodoo potions. The second level showcases living quarters, physician's study room, sick room and Dr. J. William Rosenthal's Spectacles Collection. Temporary exhibits are also set up here. Before leaving, make sure to take in the courtyard, carriageway and loggia.