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Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop

1020 Caroline St, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401 USA

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Opens Wed 10a
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“the doctor is in!”

This restored building portrays the colonial medical practice of Washington family friend, Dr. Hugh Mercer. A native of Scotland, Mercer served in the French and Indian War before moving to Fredericksburg. He soon married, established an apothecary, and provided medical treatment for local citizens, including Mary Washington. A Brigadier General in the Revolution, the good doctor was at the Crossing of the Delaware and the Battle of Trenton. Upon learning that his friend had died from wounds suffered in the Battle of Princeton, a saddened George Washington called him "the brave and worthy Hugh Mercer."Captivating visitors of all ages, our guides use herbal remedies, crab claws, lancets, and live leeches to tell the stories of colonial medicine. Vivid descriptions of surgical practices are also provided.

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Vidhi S.

Such a cool tour!! Very much worth it. Two different rooms and a whole upstairs and don't skip the garden! Read more

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Dr. Donna G.

Fascinating little museum of both an apothecary and doctors office of the time. The docents we're both delightful, and stayed in period dress and speech -we loved, smelling the different herbs and... Read more

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Tara G.

The Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop was part of our 3 part ticket, which we purchased to tour this, the Mary Washington House and the Rising Sun Tavern for $15 a person. My mother, aunt and... Read more

Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop

1020 Caroline St
Fredericksburg, Virginia
22401 USA
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  • Sun: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Mon, Wed - Sat: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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