The Oldest General Store In America Is Right Here In New Hampshire And You Have to Visit

There’s something about a good old-fashioned general store that’s just undeniably New England – stepping into one, with their candy jars and pickle barrels, just brings you straight back in time. That’s especially true at the Brick Store in Bath, New Hampshire – it’s been in operation since 1790, making it the oldest continuously operating general store in the entire country, and on the National Register of Historic Places! If you haven’t yet visited this amazing spot, make your plans as soon as you can.

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:

You can find the Brick Store at 21 Lisbon Road (Route 302), Bath, New Hampshire.

Looking for more New Hampshire nostalgia? How about a visit to this old-fashioned arcade?