Attractions September 20, 2021
Shop Inside A Piece Of History At This Nearly Century-Old Kentucky Grocery Store
Kentucky is a place that takes a lot of pride in its history, with each town proudly preserving its old storefronts and main streets. In Stearns, Kentucky, this local pride is evident at Jewell Kidd’s Grocery & Deli, a grocery that’s nearly a century old! When you step inside Jewell Kidd’s Grocery, you have the unique opportunity to shop at one of Kentucky’s oldest stores.
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
Stearns is a proud little Kentucky town that's home to the Big South Fork Scenic Railway, the Blue Heron Interpretive Center, McCreary Country Museum, Barthell Coal Camp, and some of the Daniel Boone National Forest.
It has a population of 1,416 with lots of scenic beauty and friendly people. All this loveliness is jam-packed into four square miles of pure Bluegrass heart and soul.
A place with a proud history, Stearns is also home to Jewell Kidd's Grocery & Deli, a nearly century-old grocery store.
After being closed for over three decades, Jewell Kidd's Grocery & Deli reopened in July -- and the town was more than happy to welcome it back.
Built in 1930, stepping inside this grocery store really feels like going back in time. Original store decor, black-and-white photographs, and artifacts line the shelves.
In its nearly 100 year history, Jewell Kidd has served many different functions, and proudly displays artifacts from its previous lives, like this physician's daily record book.
These old records are a real, living piece of history.
Jewell Kidd is a nostalgic place for many lifelong Kentuckians, and its reopening this year was truly something to celebrate...
...so in true Bluegrass fashion, Jewell Kidd Grocery celebrated by giving away free Moon Pies and RC Cola on opening day!
Come and shop inside a piece of living history. Grab a Moon Pie, order a bologna sandwich from the deli, and make yourself at home on the front porch of this Stearns institution.
Have you visited Jewell Kidd’s Grocery & Deli before? Learn all about this historic grocery store on
Facebook. And for another historic gem in Kentucky, definitely check out this old general store in Rabbit Hash! Address: Jewell Kidd's Store, State Hwy 1363, Stearns, KY 42647, USA