Street Address
1020 Caroline St.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Mailing Address
1020 Caroline St.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Hours
March - October
Monday - Saturday9 AM - 4 PM
Sunday12 PM - 4 PM
November - February
Monday - Saturday11 AM - 4 PM
Sunday12 PM - 4 PM
Closed: Thanksgiving Day, December 24-25, 31 and January 1
Admissions

Heritage Pass – Multisite Admission - $15 check website

Discounts for Groups (8+) & AAA Members

Adults: $7
Children (6-18): $3
Children under 6: Free
Washington Heritage Museums Members: Free
Museum Type(s)
Services
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Staff
Ms. Genevieve Bugay, Manager, Hugh Mercer Apothecary
phone: 540-373-5630

Description

PROPERTY HISTORY

ca. 1772 This eighteenth-century building was restored to house the Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, a museum of medicine, pharmacy, and military and political affairs. Dr. Mercer served the citizens of Fredericksburg with medicines and treatments of the time. Leeches, lancets, snakeroot, and crab claws made up just some of the remedies. Dr. Mercer practiced medicine for fifteen years in Fredericksburg. His patients included Mary Washington. Dr. Mercer left his practice to join the Revolutionary army and died as a Brigadier General at the Battle of Princeton.

Part of the Washington Heritage Museums group of historic sites.

Services

Special Event Rental

Group Tours