Vermont is the kind of place where we respect the past and try to preserve it as much as humanly possible, and there is one place in Vermont which hasn’t changed too much in the last two centuries. That’s right, the Dorset Union Store just celebrated it’s 200th birthday and the whole town came out to celebrate! Let’s take a closer look at what makes this store so special.
Welcome to Dorset, Vermont.
Dorset is famous for being the location of Cephas Kent's Inn, where four meetings of the Convention that signed the Dorset Accords led to the independent Vermont Republic and future statehood. Dorset is home to America's oldest marble quarry and is the birthplace of Bill W., co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Located in the lovely town of Dorset is the Dorset Union Store.
This general store, located at 31 Church Street, has seen generations of Vermonters come and go through its doors as it just turned 200 years old!
There was a cake and everything!
The Dorset Union Store celebrated on the green across from the premises with a tent, live music, old fashioned games and, of course, the freshly baked treats that the patrons adore.
Here you'll find everything from gifts to groceries.
As with many general stores in Vermont, you can find just about anything you need. If they don't have it, you probably don't need it!
Freshness is the name of the game when it comes to the food here.
Whether you get some groceries or pick up something made in the store, everything is fresh and delicious.
As well as local!
And what's the best thing to pair with a VT craft beer?
Backyard BBQ burgers!
What's better than burger and a beer?
You'll love the array of nostalgic items.
The toys you'll find here are timeless and classic.
Contests? Count me in!
Winners receive prizes from grill sets to picnic baskets, the smiles on the weekly winners' faces are priceless!
Can you guess how many?
The winner's guess was 531. Actual number? 532!
From Easter egg hunts...
To christmas carols...
The Dorset Union Store has always been community oriented.
A Halloween costume party takes place on the green outside.
Naturally, the entire town is invited.
Stop in for some of the delicacies made just for you.
Browse the penny candy display, or maybe simply chat with the locals. This is one charming general store that hasn't changed too much since it opened in 1816.
Until next time...
The Dorset Union Store will be there waiting, and the bell will ring as you walk through the front door.