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Hugh Mercer Apothecary

1020 Caroline St., Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Hugh Mercer Apothecary was a pharmacy founded by Hugh Mercer in the mid 18th century. Mercer was a doctor who fled Scotland after the Battle of Culloden. He travelled to Pennsylvania, where he met Colonel George Washington during the French and Indian War and later moved to Fredericksburg, Virginia on Washington's advice to practice medicine and operate an apothecary. The building that housed the apothecary has been restored by Preservation Virginia to demonstrate 18th Century medical treatments. It also includes a small exhibit on Mercer's life and contributions to the American Revolutionary War.

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