McDowell House - Museum, Apothecary and Gardens

125 S 2nd St, Danville, KY 40422
(859) 236-2804


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The apothecary building was meticulously restored by the Kentucky Pharmaceutical Society in the 1950s. It consists of a back doctor’s office and a stunningly beautiful front pharmacy. It houses over 200 medical jars in a variety of colors and styles, many of which are lovely pieces of art.

The apothecary also features other medical tools such as an early stethoscope, dental instrumentals, and a large brass scale from Austria.