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Visit the Apothecary Shop for a first person interpretation of medical practices in colonial times. Learn about herbs that were used for various ailments and stroll in the herb garden after your tour. The guides present a very vivid description of surgical practices also...and don't forget to see the leeches! Dr. Mercer practiced medicine for 15 years in Fredericksburg. He left his practice to join the Revolutionary Army and died as a Brigadier General at the Battle of Princeton.Plan your visit to Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Fredericksburg road trip planning site.
Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop reviews
Hugh Mercer was inspired by Washington to establish an Apothecary store in Fredericksburg which he did in early 1770s. This interesting tour allowed for understanding how pharmacy and medicine...
Hugh Mercer was inspired by Washington to establish an Apothecary store in Fredericksburg which he did in early 1770s. This interesting tour allowed for understanding how pharmacy and medicine... more »
The docents were excellent and it was interesting to learn of the natural remedies that were used for various ailments. In an adjacent room, visitors learn about bleeding with leeches (they have...
The docents were excellent and it was interesting to learn of the natural remedies that were used for various ailments. In an adjacent room, visitors learn about bleeding with leeches (they have... more »
This is a cute little shop right in the Main Street in downtown Fredericksburg. It’s a great chance to take a peek into the history of this town in a convenient location. The people that worked there were very sweet and informative. It’s not the most exciting experience for young kids, it mostly goes over their heads. But we had fun with the leeches! They explain different medical procedures and a lot of that involves blood and bleeding and somewhat unpleasant things, so keep that in mind if you’re bringing kids. Over all really cool information and a fun little thing to do with your favorite history buff.
Attended public reading and ceremonial signing of the Declaration of Independence. Well done...very appropriate for the day. Some parents brought young children...very nice to see.
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