The Oldest General Store In Massachusetts Has A Fascinating History

Davoll’s General Store is the oldest general store in Massachusetts, and one of the oldest in the country. It’s been catering to the Dartmouth community since 1793. That’s over 200 years of history packed into one unassuming yet charming wood-frame house in Russell’s Mills Village.

Read on to learn more about this quaint and classic shop, and why it merits a visit. Please note that the shop has recently switched owners, and the interior is undergoing a bit of updating. Rumor has it that those updates include the addition of plenty of penny candy.

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Davoll’s has recently come under new ownership, and is currently undergoing renovations to bring the aging building back to its former luster. Renovations will likely be fully completed early this coming year. Until then, the store is open, and welcomes curious newcomers and oldtimers alike.

Davoll’s General Store is located at 1228 Russell’s Mills Road, Dartmouth. Give them a call at (508) 636-4530 if you’re looking for a specific item.

Check out the Davoll’s General Store website here.