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FH Gillingham & Sons General Store

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Old Fashioned General Store from Yesteryear.

This general store has a little bit of everything from boots to fresh market goods. Candy to hat... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dariolaur
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North Andover, Massachusetts
A total delight

We never miss Gillingham’s when we are in Woodstock, the general store is like stepping back into... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
TMan01
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Bedford
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The size and shape of Woodstock, Vermont, was quite different in 1886 when Frank Henry Gillingham opened his store that stood in the heart of this small New England town. Reverently the community has preserved the physical buildings and the...more
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16 Elm St, Woodstock, VT 05091-1024
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a great General Store located in Woodstock. It has lots of gift items including lots of things made in Vermont. It also has meats and vegetables so if you are staying in a cabin in the area, you can get everything you need...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This general store has a little bit of everything from boots to fresh market goods. Candy to hat wear. Check out their web site for items that might interest you. Way to many to list in this review.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We never miss Gillingham’s when we are in Woodstock, the general store is like stepping back into history. There are so many things to see and buy. Take a few minutes to stop in and look around. There is something for everyone. You will be...More

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Jireh B, Owner at FH Gillingham & Sons General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your visit. The store is stocked full of holiday food and goods and never looked so good! Slow down and enjoy the small town experience. Don't miss the 1893 Gillingham cash register on display in the front room of the store.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This store is one of those examples of a by gone era concept that should still be going strong. While on vacation from the west coast we stopped in to check out this local town gem. You can find everything and anything here from tools...More

Thank DeeAnn M
Jireh B, Owner at FH Gillingham & Sons General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank You, Our family has been running the store for 132 years and comments like yours make us want to go for another 132 years! I am so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you will come back.

Reviewed 11 October 2018

Along our NE trip we visited several General Stores. This one is legit and is everything I think a General Store should be.More

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Jireh B, Owner at FH Gillingham & Sons General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Thank you. My family has been running "The Store" here for 132 years. We love to share our history and we try hard to sell "quality products at a fair price". That is a quote for my Great - Grandfather and still true today. Please...More

Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

The FH Gillingham and dons General Store is a historic General Store from The 1800s. It had an array of fun and interesting goods. Stop in you will find something to buy!

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Jireh B, Owner at FH Gillingham & Sons General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

F. H. Gillingham is our Great - Grandfather. Our family has been running this store for 132 years. We are so happy you found us. Please come again. JB

Reviewed 26 September 2018

This is a real, old-fashioned general store. Hard to find food products, wines at every price point, wooden bowls, cooking tools, clothing, toys from another era. It can be a sensory overload. But it was a wonderful experience.

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Jireh B, Owner at FH Gillingham & Sons General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

It is always our goal to blend the past with the present. On a walk through the store you can feel and see our history. Our motto started 132 years ago is ; quality products at a fair price. Thank you for your comments. JB

Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Before the days of everything shrink wrapped in Walmart, the general stores sat products on big wooden shelves. The wood floors squeaked under foot. This is that old timey store. Fun to look at and explore. You probably will find something you need!More

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Jireh B, Owner at FH Gillingham & Sons General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Thank you so much. Our Great-Grandfather started it all in 1886, now four generations later we are still going strong. I give a lot of store history tours and I always say that the American General Store started it all. You can see our store...More

Reviewed 15 August 2018

General store with something available for everyone. Small assortment of baked goods, but a wide variety of everything else one might image being offered at a general store.

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JB816ELM, Owner at FH Gillingham & Sons General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Thanks for stopping by. Our family has been serving the public for 132 years from this same location.

Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

We stopped here after recommendations from a tour book of Vermont and TripAdvisor. It was nice and the mix of products (old and new) were great to look at. Food, clothing, keys, toys and anything else you can think of are there for purchase. This...More

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JB816ELM, Owner at FH Gillingham & Sons General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

Thank you, Our great-grandfather started it all 132 years ago. We try hard to make every visit fun and entertaining and I am so happy you had a good time. The old 1893 cash register, the scales, and the old nail bins tell the story...More

Reviewed 23 June 2018

...that your typical gift store. This store goes on and on and on. It sells everyday items and fun items. It is a step back in time and addresses needs of today. Have a blast and visit this general store.

Thank dianel103
JB816ELM, Owner at FH Gillingham & Sons General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2018

Thank you for your review. Our family has been here running the store for 132 years. I have to give credit and thank our whole team for the hard work it takes to make us so great. Please come again!

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