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Learn About Alternative Medicine in the 19th Century at the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum

Martha Washington, Robert E. Lee, and Eleanor “Nelly” Custis (George Washington’s step-granddaughter) are just a few of the famous figures who once paid a visit to the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary, now the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum. This former family-run business launched in 1792 and thrived until the 20th century, when it transitioned into a museum of local history.

Come and visit the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum today to get a better understanding of its significance throughout Alexandria’s history. The permanent collection plays host to many herbal medicines and pieces of medical equipment that would’ve been used back in the day of the Washingtons, as well as archives containing historic prescriptions and invoices. Local historians are constantly adding to the collection, so schedule a tour or swing by and explore to see what’s new.