Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum

  • 105-107 S. Fairfax Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • PHONE:
  • (703) 746-3852
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    Since 1792, Alexandria patrons from Martha Washington to Robert E. Lee relied on tonics dispensed from the Apothecary. During the war, the Apothecary remained open after owner Mary Leadbeater signed the Oath of Allegiance to the Union. She continued to sell popular remedies including sarsaparilla, Blue Mass pills, and “hot drops” - a combination of gum myrrh, brandy, and cayenne pepper that were popular with soldiers. Tours will highlight products sold to Union Soldiers and the citizens of occupied Alexandria, as guests experience the historic retail space, manufacturing room and the Museum’s vast collection from showglobes to original plant materials.
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