Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
A spoonful of medicine....
The Stabler-Leadbeater apothecary, dating back to 1792, was a core of Civil War Alexandria. Today the rows of glass bottles tell the story of the elixirs and potions that were the most cutting edge medications of their day. The Green Family Exhibit features medical orders from Mansion House Hospital (the real-life inspiration of the PBS drama Mercy Street) as well as invoices from the Green family.Functioning as both a pharmacy and all purpose general store at the time the Green family and the Union Quartermaster frequented the apothecary to purchase everything from Laudanum (opium) to dentistry equipment and hardware.
By Brianna Simmons, AFAR Local Expert
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