Alabama Attractions March 17, 2020
One Of The Oldest Hardware Stores In The U.S., Harrison Brothers Hardware In Alabama Is Now 141 Years Old
Alabama is home to a variety of businesses. In fact, some have been around for more than 100 years and are still going strong. One business in particular is Harrison Brothers Hardware. To learn all about this historic hardware store, including why it’s worthy of a visit, take a look below.
Harrison Brothers Hardware is located in downtown Huntsville, Alabama on the courthouse square.
Founded in 1879 by brothers James B. Harrison and Daniel T. Harrison, it's the oldest operating hardware store in Alabama, and one of the oldest in the U.S.
Harrison Brothers Hardware attracts both locals and visitors alike. In fact, some customers have been known to drive many miles just to experience this unique shopping destination. After just one visit, it's easy to understand why.
Even though Harrison Brothers Hardware doesn't sell hardware like it once did, you'll still see many items on display that'll take you back to the days it did, including old receipts, ledgers, calendars, etc.
The original cash register, which has been in the store since 1905, is also on display. To this very day, it's still used to ring up customers.
Harrison Brothers Hardware sells many types of items such as vintage wares, stationery, goods from local artisans, and even a great selection of retro candies.
Don't forget to bring along the kids. There's a great selection of toys throughout the store. Some of them will even remind you of your childhood.
The next time you're in Huntsville, Alabama, consider stopping by Harrison Brothers Hardware. There's no other store quite like it!
For more information about Harrison Brothers Hardware, you can view its website
and its Facebook page
. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, closed.
Have you ever been to Harrison Brothers Hardware in Huntsville, Alabama? If so, what did you think about it? Please share your thoughts with us in the comments.
Another business that’s one of Alabama’s oldest is The Bright Star. For information about this historic restaurant, be sure to take a look at the following article:
The Oldest Restaurant In Alabama Has A Truly Incredible History. Address: 124 Southside Square, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA