There’s something about seeing an old general store in the middle of town that warms my heart. Here in Southern California, you can experience a slice of life during a simpler time by checking out some of our charming general stores sprinkled throughout SoCal. Some of these locations date back to the early 1900s, so get ready for some history. Want to check out these quaint storefronts? I’ll take you on a little tour.

Please note, Ruddy’s General Store Museum is temporarily closed.

Did you have any idea these general stores were still around in Southern California? Or how about the museum — have you ever heard of that little gem before? Make sure to stop by and step inside the next time you’re near one of these general stores and take a look around.

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