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Hugh Mercer Apothecary

This eighteenth-century building was restored to house the Hugh Mercer Apothecary. 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. Open daily except some holidays. Adults $7, children/youth $3. 6 and under free.

Washington Heritage Museums offers a discounted “Heritage Pass” which is good for admission to Hugh Mercer Apothecary, Mary Washington House, and Rising Sun Tavern for one month. The pricing for that is: Adults: $15.00, Children 6-18: $7.00

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