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Tours Exploring the Science Behind Harry Potter at the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum | News Release | City of Alexandria

The Apothecary Museum Announces Harry Potter Birthday Tours
The Real-World Science Behind Harry Potter

Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, 105-107 S. Fairfax St.

In honor of Harry’s birthday, the Apothecary is offering special tours exploring the historic muggle science and medicine that’s found in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.

  • Saturday, July 28, 6-9 p.m., Adults-Only Tours
  • Sunday, July 29, 1-4 p.m., Family-Friendly Tours

Tickets can be purchased either online at alexandriava.gov/Shop or by calling 703.746.3852. These events sell out, so purchase in advance!

Adults-Only Tour: The Real World Science Behind Harry Potter
Enjoy a special tour surrounded by Potter-heads, make an herbal potion inspired by the wizarding world, and raise a toast to Harry’s birthday with a magical cocktail. Event includes a photo booth – don’t forget your camera! One hour tours of 10 people will begin every 15 minutes. Cost is $20 per person.

Family-Friendly Tour: The Real World Science Behind Harry Potter
This 45-minute tour includes a special take-home activity book and trivia run by local business Hooray for Books! Event includes a photo booth – don’t forget your camera. Tickets are $6 per person, both children and adults. Tours begin every 15 minutes. At least one paying adult per five children required.

The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum in Old Town Alexandria, is noted for its outstanding collection of medicinal herbs, shop furnishings, apothecary bottles and equipment, many still in their original location. It also has a spectacular collection of archival materials, including journals, letters and diaries, prescription and formula books, ledgers, orders and invoices. The names of famous customers appear in the documents, including Martha Washington, Nelly Custis, and Robert E. Lee.

The Apothecary Museum is located at 105-107 South Fairfax Street in Old Town Alexandria and is owned and operated by the City of Alexandria.  For more information, please call 703.746.3852 or visit www.apothecarymuseum.org.


The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, email gadsbys.tavern@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.3852, Virginia Relay 711.


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