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Charles H. Baldwin & Sons

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Address: 1 Center St, West Stockbridge, MA 01266-9502
Phone Number: 413-232-7785
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Family store, established in 1888, specializing in extracts for cooking.

Family store, established in 1888, specializing in extracts for cooking.

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Fun quirky shop

We had a ball looking at everything jammed in this store. We purchased some vanilla, as well as a few other items. You will find things here that you will not find anywhere else... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2016
Jeffery J
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

We had a ball looking at everything jammed in this store. We purchased some vanilla, as well as a few other items. You will find things here that you will not find anywhere else. Had fun talking to the ladies working there, and they even threw in some free gift bags and another item once they heard our story. A... More 

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Thank Jeffery J
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42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Eclectic country store - a lot of stuff in a small space. Old time candy, bulk spices, and an 'adult' gag gift section reminiscent of a Spencers gift store at the mall. Kids toys & puzzles, tourist kitcsh.

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Thank Robin B
Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

What a place, the history here speaks for itself .purchased a number of items from vanilla extract to Worcester sauce .Nice to come across stores like this not many left

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Thank Chuck M
Pennellville
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

I've been ordering their 1 pint bottle of Vanilla for about 7-8 years now. My wife is the cook at our River Edge Mansion Bed and Breakfast and she always uses Charles H. Baldwin & Sons vanilla. Great stuff.

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Thank hutchcraft2
Chilmark, Massachusetts
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106 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

There are not many places like this left... The corny gifts, the pretty scarves, the goofy cards and penny candy (plus a 1-cent gumball machine) abound. The proprietor is wry and obviously enjoys his shop and his customers. In addition to the signature vanilla, there are countless other flavorings and spices to be seen, sniffed, enjoyed and purchased. What fun!

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Thank Dianne S
Portland, Oregon
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

A place with personality and wonderful locally made products. Great prices for unique gifts and amazing vanilla!

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Thank noire48
West Stockbridge, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

They have a little of everything. Gifts, the best vanilla extract ever, spices, scarfs. There is even a photo booth so you can dress up and take a few pictures!!

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Thank scarot
Massachusetts
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

When you enter this store the aroma of house made vanilla extract takes you back to Mom's kitchen. Penny candy, rubber band airplane kits, greeting cards, soaps and toys make for a browser's dream. The collectables up on the top shelves are a nostalgia trip in itself. Pleasant shopkeeper/owners are full of local information. A wide variety of spices, extracts... More 

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Thank M_Freedley
NJ
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

This store was quite an experience. Nostalgia in the form of the type of candies and toys those of us who are baby boomers would recognize from our childhoods. Lots of unique little gift items. And most importantly, the vanilla and other flavorings at reasonable prices.

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Thank HannahNJ
Orange, Connecticut
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

In the past 20 years or so, my husband and I have never failed to make a stop in this charming store when we're in the Berkshires, sometimes even taking a detour to pick up something special that's running low in the pantry. Baldwin makes the best vanilla extract I've ever tasted, and I'm a long-time, avid baker. Cookies and... More 

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