The Harkin Store is a unique place, a general store and post office with much of its' original stock still intact. It's hard to imagine the little town that once was, but the costumed guides will gladly give the history and explain all of the things in the store. My children enjoyed a game of checkers on a 114-year old checkerboard! Attached, in the old storage room, is a little gift shop with "penny" candy and all sorts of handmade items for sale.
The admission cost is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors, college students and children ages 6-17, and free for children age 5 and under and MNHS members. THEY DO NOT TAKE CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS so bring cash or be prepared to write a check. They are open Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, but are closed on Mondays. They often have events there, in the past we enjoyed a bluegrass musician, but this time it was just us and the guides (which was nice too!).
It's a quick stop, but enjoyable!
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