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Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop (Groups)

Contact
(540) 373-3362
Address
1020 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401
Hwy Exit #
130

Description

This 18th-century building restored as the Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop presents a vivid living history interpretation of colonial medical practices. Visitors can hear about the popular treatment of the day for a lady’s hysteria or a medicine so potent that it would, according to one wealthy plantation owner, “cheer a man with a bad wife.”