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Barbour's General Store

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Barbour's General Store

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Beth Damascus wrote a review Oct 2019
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Barbour's General Store is located kitty corner from Market Square. It is a museum and store, packed with interesting artifacts from days gone by. It's not very big, but definitely worth a visit. Great photo ops too!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Peeceecee wrote a review Oct 2019
Skipton, United Kingdom1,064 contributions297 helpful votes
Quaint old store/museum/ gift shop with some mildly interesting artefacts.. Probably not worth making a special trip for but worth a look if you are passing.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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on_the_go_98765 wrote a review Sep 2019
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A picture is worth a thousand words and taking the younger generation for a glimpse of how was lived over a hundred years ago is worth many thousand words. This treasure was picked up and moved from Northern New Brunswick and shipped down the St John River. It was plopped down here in the 1960's where it today operates like a museum, Visitor Info Center, tour center, and gift shop. It carries the name of the company that delivered the structure to Saint John. It is a Victorian-era shop (probably much like the one David Merrit would have run, he's the guy who built the Loyalist House) and the things sold included (but were not limited to) clothing, medicine, tobacco, board games, and Surprise soap! This soap was the very first kind of merchandise to contain a "prize" (small coin at first, then a token to redeem). So, all those boxes of Cracker Jacks and cereals that contain prizes got their start here. The store is closed Monday - Wednesday and opens at 10 the other days (except Sunday when it opens at noon) and generally closes at 6 pm. It's purpose is to heighten awareness of history by exhibiting the types of merchandise the typical resident would have bought and used.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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LOTRfan wrote a review Sep 2019
Jessup, Maryland313 contributions296 helpful votes
The small museum/store is half museum and half tourist store. On 1 side are artifacts that show how a general store would've been in the middle to late 1800's the building was an actual store from 1840 to 1940). On the other side, the store sells t-shirts, a few postcards and a few items as well as drinks in the back. There's also a tourism office in the back. Overall, this isn't a place to go out of your way to see but, if you're in the area, you might want to check it out. Lastly, for those on a cruise, it's very easy to get to. You exit the cruise ship terminal, turn left and go straight down Water Road that runs by the cruise ship terminal. It'll be on your right. If in doubt, get a map from the terminal as it's marked on the map.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Gershep wrote a review Sep 2019
New York513 contributions68 helpful votes
I expected more from this store. It is very small and does have some old time artifacts. Nice for a quick stop if you happened to be passing it.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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