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

These days, it’s easy to get everything you need online. But where’s the fun in that? There’s something so nostalgic about browsing through a classic general store with old pine shelving and creaky floorboards. You never know what you’ll find in a place like that, from your new favorite jam to a hand-carved bird house that’s the perfect gift for your in-laws. Lucky for us, in New Hampshire we have quite a few classic general stores – but this one stands out for its history and quality products.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:


If you’re ready to swing by, you can find Calef’s at 606 Franklin Pierce Hwy, Rt. 9, Barrington, NH 03825. They frequently host live music and other happenings, so visit their website for a calendar, hours, and more details on their products.