These 14 Charming General Stores In Virginia Will Make You Feel Nostalgic

Long before we had big box stores like Target and Wal-Mart, general stores served as the cornerstone of many communities. The local general store was the place you could find odds and ends for the house, groceries, hardware and, usually, all the latest gossip. Today, many small general stores have struggled to keep up with larger chains, but fortunately a number still remain in Virginia. Mostly located in smaller towns or rural areas, they remind us of a simpler time and offer a place to gather, talk, visit and support our local communities.

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:

Many Virginians probably remember growing up with a local general store or lunch counter shop in their neighborhood – and it’s nice to see that these place still exist! Do you have a general store in your town or city that we might have left off the list? Let us know in the comments below!