A Trip To The Oldest Grocery Store In Maine Is Like Stepping Back In Time

In a state as old as Maine, interesting history isn’t hard to find. From abandoned hospitals to downed fighter planes, it’s hidden in plain sight throughout the state. But, one of the most interesting elements of Vacationland are the small bits of history that never made national news. Maine’s small towns hold some of the richest stories. The oldest grocery store in the state is still in operation today and it reminds us of a simpler time.

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Like all good Maine general and grocery stores, you can also pick up your fishing license and fishing bait, but nowadays you can also get some good internet access! Many people stop here on their way to Hobbs Pond, Camden and Rockland. You can find Hope General Store at 449 Camden Rd., Hope. You can call them on (207) 763-2816.

For more state history, check out how to maximize your time when visiting Maine’s oldest town.