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Colonial Williamsburg Admission
"When you arrive head to the Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center where friendly and informative staff orient you to the day's attractions and demonstrations. More than 20 guided and self-guided tours are offered every day. Some programs require pre-registration so be sure to look at the options as you plan your visit. Colonial Williamsburg’s historic area covers more than 300 acres with 88 original 18th-century structures plus hundreds of houses shops and public buildings that have been rebuilt on their original foundations. Highlights include the Governor's Palace the mansion where seven British governors lived during colonial times
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Colonial Williamsburg Admission
"When you arrive head to the Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center where friendly and informative staff orient you to the day's attractions and demonstrations. More than 20 guided and self-guided tours are offered every day. Some programs require pre-registration so be sure to look at the options as you plan your visit. Colonial Williamsburg’s historic area covers more than 300 acres with 88 original 18th-century structures plus hundreds of houses shops and public buildings that have been rebuilt on their original foundations. Highlights include the Governor's Palace the mansion where seven British governors lived during colonial times
From $41.00
 
Colonial Williamsburg Admission
"When you arrive head to the Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center where friendly and informative staff orient you to the day's attractions and demonstrations. More than 20 guided and self-guided tours are offered every day. Some programs require pre-registration so be sure to look at the options as you plan your visit. Colonial Williamsburg’s historic area covers more than 300 acres with 88 original 18th-century structures plus hundreds of houses shops and public buildings that have been rebuilt on their original foundations. Highlights include the Governor's Palace the mansion where seven British governors lived during colonial times
From $41.00

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Apothecary

The apothecary is an interesting building showcasing ancient medicines and treatments; it also reveals how gruesome and unsanitary they were. There are no guided tours, so you can just walk in and explore anytime before 5.

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chewy3326
Jan 24, 2006

Apothecary

Do you suffer from fever? Broken bones? Headaches? Visit the apothecary of Drs. Pasteur and Galt to receive 18th-century treatment for your ailments. Makes me glad we have doctors and hospitals around.

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upesnlwc
Jan 23, 2006

Apothecary which sold... tobacco

The costumed woman, on my picture, welcomes visitors to Pasteur & Galt Apothecary. The reconstructed shop stands today exactly at the place where the original did. It is stocked and furnished similarily as it was at the end of 18th century. There are hundreds smaller and larger jars and bottles with secret liquids, tinctures, spirits and syrups which were the most common form of medicine that time.

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Sat - Thu: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm
Fri: closed.
Warning: it may change... every week, check in This Week brochure.

THEN AND NOW
Pasteur and Galt were doctors who studied at St. Thomas's Hospital in London and partners in a shop on this site from 1775 - 1778. Currently doctors are not allowed to run or own apothecary at least in my country, Poland.

Nowadays doctors are either general practitioners (family doctors) or specialize in one (often narrow) field of medicine. Pasteur and Galt dispensed medicines, provided surgical, midwifery, dental and general medical services and they did it in... apothecary. On top of that, they supplemented their income by selling such articles as... tobacco, gold and silver leaf, vermicelli and others. Hmm... doctors selling tobacco?

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Dec 27, 2004
 
 
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