Old Country Store
The Old Country Store and Museum, Moultonborough, New
If you are in the vicinity of Moultonborough, New Hampshire, you should definitely take the
time to see the Old Country Store and Museum. The scenic drive and the beautiful
surrounding area is worth the trip itself. But, the Old Country Store and Museum is a treasure full of
history and fun.
The store is fun to
wander around and explore. It is packed full of fun items stashed in off-shoot rooms and nooks
throughout the store. You can find old-fashioned items and brand new items like cookbooks, clothes, collectibles,
toys, maple products, pickles, books, candles, maps, and even penny
If shopping isn’t your thing, take a step back in time and explore the FREE museum
upstairs. It is full of fascinating artifacts and information. A lot of the items in the
museum were donated by people in the community. Take some time to look at all the goodies
in detail. After all, it’s free!
The store’s literature states that they are “Perhaps the oldest in the U.S., a store since
1781.” I love seeing places like this and getting a feel for this time
period. It is amazing to think that this building stood in the same spot during such
unrest and change in the United States. There are a lot of old buildings in the U.S., but there very few that
have been in continuous operation as a store, which makes this really neat.
Just a note – this store is super cool, but not very stroller accessible.
There are several areas with steps, including the old, narrow ones that go up to the museum. It’s also a bit
crowded so the kids would be able to grab stuff easily. We managed fine just carrying them and holding hands!
And, the promise of penny candy at the end was enough to keep everyone well-behaved!
The Old Country Store and Museum
1011 Whittier Hwy., Moultonborough, New Hampshire
Hours: (as quoted by them)
10-5 When it’s “really cold”
9-6 The rest of the time