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The best antique shopping in The New England States?

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The best antique shopping in The New England States?

Hi there! Could someone give me some direction on the best antique shopping in the New England States? My parents love doing that! They will be staying near Boston- but they will be touring most all of the New England States. Thanks! -Wendy

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1. Re: The best antique shopping in The New England States?

If your parents' trip coincides with the Brimfield Antique Fair, they will be in heaven. You can check the dates - it runs four times a year.

In Boston itself, Charles Street, at the base of Beacon Hill, is the antique center. And on Cape Cod, Route 6A has a lot of antique shops.

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Hi,

If they are touring all over, they should be sure to visit the Putnam area in Northeast CT. It's not only a very lovely part of that state, but it's an antique lovers dream. The entire town is devoted to antique shopping, as are many of the surrounding areas.

Here's some information for you. It's about a 90 minute drive from Boston, and as I said, it's a lovely day in the country to boot.

www.post-gazette.com/pg/06271/724963-37.stm

http://www.putnamantiques.com/

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3. Re: The best antique shopping in The New England States?

Check out this thread, it might be useful:

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4. Re: The best antique shopping in The New England States?

They might also like Rte 1 in the Wells and Ogunquit, Maine area. There are loads of places along Route 1. They make a very fun day combined with a lunch or dinner near the ocean.

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5. Re: The best antique shopping in The New England States?

Also try Essex, MA there are five or six bustling antique shops strung out along the main road. Brimfield is really considered the grandmamma of them all, but it is not always open. Hope they have a great trip!

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6. Re: The best antique shopping in The New England States?

Thank you soooo much everyone! This is perfect! -Wendy

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