This Delightful General Store In Massachusetts Will Have You Longing For The Past

There’s nothing like a good general store. As soon as you step inside, you feel like you’ve returned to a simpler time. In an ideal world, every corner shop would be filled with friendly faces, wholesome products, and penny candy that actually only costs a penny or two.

Luckily, the 1856 Country Store in Centerville is still around to bring some of that old-fashioned hospitality and charm to life.

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Even if you don’t go home with any purchases, the 1856 Country Store is still a fantastic place to stop and soak up a bit of old-fashioned Cape Cod ambiance. There are benches outside you can use for devouring your store-bought treats or just catching some rays. In the cooler months, you can simply get bundled up and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa while watching the snow fall around this charming country store.

For more charming general stores, check out our list of the best country shops in Massachusetts.