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Address: 124 South Side Square, Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone Number: 256.536.3631
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Exciting historic hardware store and gift shop -

What a very unique historic building with lots of older hardware items on display plus the gift shop area for things you can buy and take home with you too certainly worth some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bernardo F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a very unique historic building with lots of older hardware items on display plus the gift shop area for things you can buy and take home with you too certainly worth some time to spend and walk around and see all the different exhibits. A nice hours worth of excitement

Thank Bernardo F
Mc Calla, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an interesting place to spend a rainy afternoon in downtown Huntsville, The store is both a museum, displaying items that you would see at an old time hardware store and a gift store with unique items made by local Alabama artists. It is truly like taking a step back in time. The old cash register and the wooden... More 

Thank Fiery2015
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I had heard about Harrison Brothers for years. We were visiting the Huntsville Art Museum and decided to stop in this historic store. The store is located on South Side Square in Huntsville and is the oldest operating hardware store in Alabama. It was founded in 1879 by brothers James and Daniel Harrison as a tobacco store on Jefferson Street... More 

Thank Jenny W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Located on the South Side of the Madison County Courthouse, this store has some very unique items. You will find items in this store that you will probably not find in other stores around town. From "old time" candy to items Huntsville souvenir items, it is here. You will notice the old hardwood floors creaky floors as you walk across... More 

Thank Lisa B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This is a neat shop to go into. it is an old historic hardware store but has all kinds of things. Candy, kitchen tools, lots of good gift ideas. Great stop in the historic district

Thank 4lifeisgood2
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We always have a great experience at Harrison Bros. Hardware because of the fine people there. We really enjoy the history and the unique products they carry.

Thank BrananMike
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

This is a must do on a downtown Huntsville tour. It is filled with crafts made by locals (candles, soaps, art work). They sell candy and other food items such as honey. An awesome little store!

Thank onehappygurl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

In its original building as part of the courthouse square in downtown Huntsville, the volunteers cheerfully point out the many displays of old hardware items and historic huge cash register "guarded" by the friendliest old dog appopriate for the old wooden floors and high ceilings that take you back in time--but its not just a museum--old time goods are still... More 

Thank UticaEdge
Buffalo, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

My sister lives in Huntsville and never heard of the places we went on our adventure! We didn't want to spend a ton on our adventure so we went here they have a ton of local history crammed in this shop along with souviners I got a cook book with recipes by local residents!

Thank BuffaloNYScraps
Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is a wonderful Old store on the south side of the Square which is as much as a museum as a unique gift store. It has lots of local art and made items plus retro toys and gifts. It is run by volunteers. I always find something useful or interesting that I HAVE to buy in there!

Thank retiredoldarmywife

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