The Oldest General Store In New Jersey Has A Fascinating History

Old-fashioned general stores exude charm and evoke a feeling of nostalgia. Once community staples, many have closed over the years in favor of big-box chain stores and online retailers. Happily, there several old-fashioned general stores are alive and thriving all throughout the Garden State. Schooley’s Mountain General Store is the oldest general store in New Jersey, serving customers with a smile for almost 200 years!

Have you visited the oldest general store in New Jersey before? You really must check it out! Visit the Schooley’s Mountain General Store website for store hours, menu and bakery items, and additional information.

Can’t get enough charming general stores? Neither can we! For more delightful old general stores in New Jersey, you’ll want to check out this list.

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Address: Schooley's Mountain General Store, 250 Schooleys Mountain Rd, Schooleys Mountain, NJ 07870, USA
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Oldest general store in New Jersey

August 05, 2021

Are there any other old general stores in New Jersey?

While Schooley's might be the oldest general store in New Jersey, it's by no means the only general store in New Jersey. There are several in the state, and you can ready about them here -- but we'll give you a preview of some of our favorites. A family-owned business for over sixty years, Highland General Store in Highland Lakes offers all the essentials - groceries, home goods, hardware, pet supplies, and beverages, as well as those hard-to-find items you'll only find at an old general store. Rambo's Country Store in Califon is a must-visit for history buffs, who will enjoy the store's selection of vintage general store artifacts, as well as the fact that it hails from 1888! Finally, the North Haledon General Store is a charming little place selling seeds, feeds, hardware, bait and tackle, landscaping supplies, pet supplies, and seasonal goods.

What are some historic places in New Jersey?

For history lovers, New Jersey offers a near-endless array of history sites, buildings, and places to visit. We recommend jumping over to this list of 17 historic villages and towns in New Jersey. Noteworthy destinations on this list include Waterloo Village, Double Trouble Village, The Historic Village at Allaire, Howell Living History Farm, Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, and Batsto Village. Into mid-century modern? Visit Wildwood, New Jersey. Wildwood is home to more Doo Wop style buildings than anywhere else in America, which gives the town a total ’50s/’60s vibe; you can’t help but feel nostalgic when you visit. Read all about this winsome town here.

What's the oldest town in New Jersey?

There are many old and historic towns in New Jersey, but if you want to visit the absolute oldest, head to The Township of Woodbridge. It is known as the oldest original township in New Jersey and was granted a royal charter on June 1, 1669, by King Charles II of England. It was reincorporated on October 31, 1693. Now that's old!