The Charming Kentucky General Store That’s Been Open Since Before The Civil War

As one of the first 15 states to join our nation, Kentucky certainly has its share of charming old general stores. But one, in particular, stands out not only for its merchandise but also its history. Penn’s Store has been around since 1845, predating the Civil War.

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Stepping through the door of Penn’s feels like going back in time. Have you visited this charming general store?

Here are some other classic Kentucky general stores to explore when you’re feeling nostalgic.