Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop

1020 Caroline St.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401- Map It
(540) 373-3362
Save $1 on adult admission and $0.50 on student admission, ages 6-18.

AAA Editor Notes

Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, at Caroline and Amelia sts., interprets Colonial medical practices in a restored 18th-century building. Living-history presentations and demonstrations with costumed guides discuss once-popular treatments for conditions like “female hysteria” and highlight a variety of medicinal and surgical supplies—from leeches to lancets. A physic garden of medicinal herbs adjoins the building where Dr. Hugh Mercer worked prior to joining the Continental Army as a brigadier general in 1776. Time: Allow 30 minutes minimum.
$5; $2 (ages 6-18); free (ages 0-5 and active military with ID).
AAA Benefit:
Save $1 on adult admission and $0.50 on student admission, ages 6-18.
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9-4, Sun. noon-4, Mar.-Oct.; Mon.-Sat. 11-4, Sun. noon-4, rest of year. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas and Dec. 31.