When you live in a state as historic as Virginia, chances are you have an eye for history and perhaps even antiques. That’s why it would be shame to neglect some of the most unique shopping around: vintage flea markets. These stores, with their modest exteriors, often hold some serious treasures of the past that can make a statement in the home or a meaningful gift to someone special. And, of course, there’s the joy in simply wandering around these massive storefronts, enjoying a walk down memory lane. No matter what your aim, these amazing flea markets are a must-visit.
1. King Street Flea Market (Strasburg)
With over twenty vendors, the King Street Flea Market is a popular stop among the Northern Virginia circuit of antique shopping. As soon as you walk in, you’ll notice an array of gorgeous antique furniture as well as estate jewelry, coins, stoneware, and glassware. It’s a paradise for those with an eye for collectibles. Address: 327 N. Massanutten St. Strasburg, VA 22657.
2. Azalea Acres Flea Market (Norfolk)
One of the original flea markets in the Tidewater Region, Azalea Acres is chock full of history and merchandise. Visitors can browse among 20 indoor units, displaying furniture, home decor, and other memorable gifts. What’s unique about this location is its indoor/outdoor set-up, allowing shoppers an open-air experience when the weather is nice. Address: 3348 Azalea Garden Road, Norfolk VA.
3. Class and Trash Thrift Antiques (Glen Allen)
As its name humorously implies, Class and Trash Thrift Antiques offers the best of both worlds: high-end vintage items combined with completely affordable treasures. It's the perfect place for someone with tastes that run across the board, and makes for a great destination for a group of shoppers. Address: 11088 Washington Hwy
Glen Allen, VA.
4. The Factory Antique Mall (Verona)
The Factory Antique Mall is a wonderful place to spend an entire afternoon. With food options on site, you can take a break from meandering down the aisles of collectibles and decorations and enjoy a bite to eat. The vendors are eclectic, and there's a little something for every taste. There's even a booth that sells homemade fudge. Address: 50 Lodge Ln. Verona, VA.
5. Black Dog Salvage (Roanoke)
One of the most popular shopping spots in Roanoke for unique finds, Black Dog Salvage specializes in re-purposing and restoring pieces to give them a second life. You'll also find plenty of antiques to browse through. With a friendly and helpful staff, you'll have no trouble finding whatever it may be that you're looking for. Address: 902 13th St SW
6. Rolling Hills Antique Mall (Harrisonburg)
Rolling Hills Antique Mall is a massive space that specializes in vintage advertisements, postcards, and brochures. While it may not appear large on the outside, you can easily spend a few hours meandering through the selection. This spot also has a food court if you happen to work up an appetite while shopping. Address: 779 E Market St
7. Craft CVILLE (Charlottesville)
Formerly known as FleaVILLE, Craft CVILLE is a one-of-a-kind pop up market that sells both antiques and crafts. With outdoor stands and an impressive range of vendors, this event is a wonderful way to bring both visitors and residents a taste of the artistic Charlottesville community. Address: 2nd St SE
8. The Virginia Bazaar (Ladysmith)
This buy/sell/trade market in Ladysmith is absolutely gigantic. Nearly 70,000 square feet of merchandise, antiques, vintage items, collectibles, and even fresh fruit and vegetables await at this beloved destination. After scouting out the indoor items, you'll also find an impressive outdoor setup. Location: 18188 Bazaar Ave, Ladysmith VA.
9. Dixie Caverns Antique Mall (Salem)
With several curated booths, Dixie Caverns Antique is a treasure in the southern Virginia region. Whether you're looking for something special to give as a gift, a unique item of clothing, or a finishing touch for your interior design, you'll be delighted with what's in store. Address: 5753 W Main St
With so many antique markets to choose from, this list only scratches the surface. We’d love to hear where some of your favorite flea markets in Virginia are (should you choose to share them!) And, of course, be sure to read our previous article on the topic,
17 Must-Visit Flea Markets In Virginia Where You’ll Find Awesome Stuff.