Dr. J.C. Francis’ Medical Museum & Apothecary

Located in Calhoun County | What you’ll find: Museums

Enter the days of “biting the bullet” in this 1850s general practitioner’s office and apothecary. Examine books, drug bottles, instruments and medical equipment used by physicians and pharmacists of the period. Located on Gayle Avenue in Jacksonville. The Dr. Francis’ Medical Museum was opened in 1974, after a marker was erected in Dr. Francis’ honor by his great grandson. The museum is housed in the original 1850 structure that served as the doctor’s office for about forty years. Visitors can find in the museum a number of apothecary jars, a plantation first aid kit, surgical instruments, medicine bottles, and other medication containers that were used to dispense drugs to clients back in the day. There are also period furnishings, tools, journals, and books on the site.

207 Gayle Ave SE
Jacksonville, AL 36265
256-435-5091



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