|CEMETARIES AND APOTHECARIES TOUR
New Orleans’ “Cities of the Dead” with rows of crypt-like little houses are one of the city’s most enduring images. Because the city is built on a swamp, the deceased have to be buried above ground. These cemeteries are noted for their unique above ground tombs featuring ornate statues, urns and architecture, some dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. A must-see during a visit to New Orleans!
Next, we’ll visit the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, located in the heart of
the French Quarter in a Creole American Townhouse. It portrays a mid-nineteenth century apothecary shop with beautiful 1850 hand-carved rosewood cabinets, displaying hand-blown apothecary jars and bottles.
Bloodletting, leeches and questionable medical practices are featured on the ground floor. You'll also see hand-blown apothecary bottles filled with crude drugs, medicinal herbs, “gris-gris” potions used by Voodoo practitioners and rare patent medicines that speak to a time when pharmacists compounded their own medicines and modern medical theory was in its infancy.
- This is an historic building and does not have complete access in accordance with ADA.
Friday, November 7, 9:45am-12:15pm
Saturday, November 8, 9:45am-12:15pm
Fun Bucks: 1
Fee: $26.00 per person
Tickets for this tour will be available online through the conference registration between May 7 and October 17. After October 17, tickets must be purchased on site, pending space availability.