Florida August 26, 2015
These 12 Charming General Stores In Florida Will Make You Feel Nostalgic
Who doesn’t love a good general store? Whether they’re historic sites or one-stop shops (usually in small towns), these stores are undeniably charming and worth a visit. We’ve listed some starting with the historic and ending with their modern-day versions.
1. Smallwood Store
Located in Chokoloskee on 10,000 Islands of Southwest Florida, the Smallwood General Store Museum is one of the few things left in town, but it has a lot of uniqely Floridian history to share (including murder and mystery). Its days may be numbered by developers, so be sure to visit soon.
2. C.C. Smith General Store
This little store in Dade City was built in the '20s and still retains its small town historic charm as part of the Pioneer Florida Museum and Village.
3. Wiggins General Store
This glimpse into Florida's history is located in the Manatee Village Historical Site in Bradenton.
4. Wood & Swink General Store and Post Office
This store was built in Evinston of Northeast Florida in 1882. It's on the National Register of Historic Places, and visitors can still shop here.
5. Historic Mandarin Store and Post Office
The Mandarin Store and Post Office in Jacksonville served its community from 1911 to 1964. It has been restored and now proudly displays some orginal furnishings and memorabilia.
6. Hometown General Store
This market and general store serves the small town of Perry, providing fresh meat and produce and even making deliveries.
7. Seminole Heights General Store
This store in Tampa offers local produce, household items, deli salads, sandwiches, and live bait.
8. Callie Cay's General Store & Outfitters
This store in Hilliard is well stocked with cowboy boots, hats, jeans, and everything Southern-themed your heart could desire. Look for the big red boot out front.
9. Anna Maria General Store
This charming shop provides grocery and deli items, cold drinks, and homemade cakes to the residents and visitors of Anna Maria Island.
10. Honey Hobey's and General Store
This quirky modern general store in Jacksonville sells local honey, handcrafted goods, and yard art.
11. The General Store
The General Store in Crystal River is jam-packed with jams, candies, gifts, and treats.
This family-owned shop and ice cream parlor in Port Orange also features tons of homemade treats and your favorite old fashioned candy and sodas.
Do you know of any neat general stores we might have missed? Please share them with us in the comments below!