Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop

  • In addition to being a medicine and pharmacy museum, the apothecary is also a museum of military and political affairs
  • Learn about the medical practices of the 1700s, including what was used for aspirin, how to soothe a sore throat, or why sulfur was considered a good lotion
  • Mary Washington was one of Dr. Mercer’s patients

Fun Fact: In Hugh Mercer’s time, cobwebs were used to stop bleeding of wounds.

Last Updated:
December 14, 2018