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Phelps General Store

Closed Now: 10:30 - 16:00
Open today: 10:30 - 16:00
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Not your normal old General Store

Probably one of the few original general stores still intact. The history is amazing and the tour... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Really Cool! Like Stepping Back in Time!

Seriously this place is just like stepping back in time. You get to tour the store AND the home... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2018
Mobile, Alabama
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The museum "where time stands still," has served the needs of Palmyrans and Erie "Canawlers" as a boarding house, tavern, bakery, and general store since its construction in 1826. Proprietor William Phelps completed renovations to the store by 1875...more
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132 Market St, Palmyra, NY 14522-1136
+1 315-597-6981
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Probably one of the few original general stores still intact. The history is amazing and the tour is worth your time, The second story is the family residence up to the mid 1970’s that still had been untouched by modern electricity, heating or plumbing! A...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2018

Seriously this place is just like stepping back in time. You get to tour the store AND the home upstairs. Our tour guide Christy was AMAZING! She was very knowledgeable, did not rush our tour and answered all of our questions along the way. It...More

Thank saibot0001
Reviewed 16 June 2018

We toured this amazing artifact after a visit to Historic Palmyra. Fascinating time capsule general store: never updated since the doors were closed in the 1940’s but seems much older. Also never modernized is the owner’s family house next door, toured together and very interesting....More

Thank LocalBluestocking
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Among the many historic tours in Palmyra this is a standout. The docent had a wonderful knowledge of the historic site and of the people who once lived there.

Reviewed 11 July 2017

Had a wonderful tour. Very attentive tour guide. Very interesting, lots to see, great stories, supposedly haunted....

Thank Holly M
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We were traveling the canal and stayed one night in Palmyra. Instead of hurrying off in the morning we decided to take in the few museums Palmyra has. I bought our tickets online. They were ten bucks a piece for all the museums, which also...More

Thank Thedevelopingimage
Reviewed 28 June 2017

The Phelps General Store is my favorite museum in Palmyra! It's hard to believe that everything was just left there. It has a fascinating history, from a canal-era boarding house to a general store and home. After spending some time there, you feel like you're...More

Thank Kristy A
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Palmyra is a neat little town. I highly recommend dropping by the historical society to get tours of the various museums. This general store was amazing - time just stopped here. Almost everything is left as it was 70 years ago, including eggs! My husband...More

Thank MabelMcGillicutty
Reviewed 17 August 2015

I like the fact that the Phelps general store had mostly everything that will be important for our needs. the have stuff from ice cream to medicine.

Thank Dulia O
Reviewed 11 July 2015

Well preserved and full of fascinating facts & information. Great for all ages.A fun way to go back in history.

Thank Linda P
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