$4.00/students & seniors

Free/children under six


The 1 pm guided tour is included with admission.  Reservations cannot be made in advance.



514 Chartres Street

New Orleans, LA 70130

Phone: (504) 565-8027


Tuesday to Saturday 10 am-4 pm

Guided tours at 1 pm Tuesday to Friday 

There is not a guided tour on Saturday.


We are closed on Sunday and Monday.


Occasionally, we must close early or open late due to private tours and/or special events:

The museum will close at 2pm on 11/8

The museum will close at 2pm on 11/9

The museum will open at 11:30am on 11/14

The museum will close at 3pm on 11/15

The museum will close at 3pm on 11/16

The museum will open at 11:30am on 11/19

The museum will close at 2pm on 11/22

We will be closed on 11/28 and 11/29

The museum will close at 3pm on 11/30

Please check back for special hours of operation or call (504) 565-8027.


Louis J. Dufilho, Jr. was America's First Licensed Pharmacist. Dufilho’s most significant contribution to the history and integrity of the field of pharmacy took place in New Orleans in 1816. In 1804, the State of Louisiana, led by Governor Claiborne, passed a law that required a licensing examination for pharmacists wishing to practice their profession.


Bloodletting, surgical instruments and questionable medical practices are featured on the ground floor of this mid-19th Century apothecary.  Hand-blown apothecary bottles filled with crude drugs, medicinal herbs, “gris-gris” potions used by Voodoo practitioners and rare patent medicines speak of a time when pharmacists compounded  their own medicines and modern medical theory was in its infancy...  


To further interest in the history of pharmacology and promote its further development for the benefit of the general public.

The museum is housed in the site of the apothecary of America's first licensed pharmacist.

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