The Brick Store
The Brick Store
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
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The Brick Store has been in business since at least 1790, making it America's oldest continuously operated general store. It is located in Bath, New Hampshire -- a quintessential New England village including the town common with war memorial, the picturesque white steepled church, and three historic covered bridges. As a true general store, The Brick Store offers a little bit of everything including Nancy's delicious homemade fudge, and their nationally famous Jim's Smokehouse products.
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Snowsportsman
Windham, NH11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
This store is heavily promoted around the area. They have a few specialty items, such as fudge and smoked cheese. Aside from that, it is a historic building and they sell the expected souvenir items such as T-shirts, mugs, etc. Lots of products with the Brick Store printed on them. It's worth checking out if you're passing through the area but I would not suggest making a special trip to visit. Not terrible, but not fantastic either.
Written October 6, 2020
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Vincent A
New Hampton, NH1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
So I cant really say anything about their products, being that I didn't purchase anything. I am giving them a 1 star and a horrible review, because they made me leave with my 6 year old son, because we weren't wearing a mask. This whole covid thing is a bunch of BS. If you want to wear a mask that's your right, but its unconstitutional to force people to wear a mask. I refuse to raise my son in a world where fear rules. I will never even step foot in this place of any other establishment that requires a mask. This was my first time in the store and from what I saw everything was over priced anyway. I will continue to only shop in stores that respect peoples rights.
Written August 16, 2020
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Michael_Corey77
Milton, MA1,167 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The staff is very friendly. Right near the store is a very long/old covered bridge. The store has some great cheeses and makes great sandwiches. Its not big, but worth a stop if you are in the area. You have to climb up stairs to get into the store.
Written January 18, 2020
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TheDinerDude
New England58 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
If you like small quaint New England Towns this may be very well suited for you. If you require cell phone service outside of the store and more to distract you than a beautiful old covered bridge to take as stroll across then this may not suit you. Personally I think it's beautiful and wish that more of these small villages were still around. Just a small store, a church, a covered bridge and a couple other small businesses around the town common with a handful of houses is all you will find and with that comes peace and comfort. Welcome to New England.
Written August 21, 2019
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callmeamby
Bethesda, MD490 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Family
We happened upon this great stop in New Hampshire. We bought sandwiches and sat on the front porch. The neighboring ice cream parlor / record memorabilia shop shouldn't be missed. Additionally, there's smoked meats on site ( smoker smelled great) for sale in the store. No tourist kitsch here. Try the private label sodas. Also, there's a covered bridge next to the store, and a really old church. A terrific stop!
Written June 25, 2013
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lrmfarm
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Family
for years overtime we were in NH we made sure that we would visit them. to walk through there doors was like walking back in history. you could imagine the horses tied up to the from rails. we enjoyed there smoked meats and cheeses. there has got to be something we can do to help them reopen.
Written January 13, 2016
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Snuffpup
Campbell, CA7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Couples
The Brick Store is the "Oldest General Store in America". With fresh fudge made multiple times a week, on-premises made smoked sausage and cheese and an old-fashioned candy counter with room for Hoop-skirts - The Brick Store is an enjoyable visit. Next door is The Hop Ice Cream Parlor - not only ice cream, but a GREAT Rock and Roll memorabilia store (check out the 45's on the ceiling and many signed items by greats).
Written June 12, 2013
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Chris G
Minneapolis, MN181 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Couples
Bath, NH has three sights that you should not miss, all : The Brick Store (Oldest General Store in America), At the Hop Ice Cream Parlor (next door) right out of the 50's, and one of the biggest covered bridges in NH. Park anywhere around the square, it's all located together. In any case, the other reviews are right on target; millions of calories in great snacks and treats at the store; the best selection we've ever found of weather vanes for barns and other Americana....
We really enjoyed visiting and have returned on a number of times-- show up hungry!
Written June 3, 2013
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Betsy H
Randolph, NH21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2013
Locally smoked bacon and cheese that is excellent, as well as home made donuts and other baked goods. Lots of souvenirs. Old 19th century store with original board floors and fixtures. All of the home made food is excellent.
Written March 21, 2013
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hehasawifeyouknow
Wolfeboro, NH253 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2011
It is all about finding the gems! A small country store that most vehicles drive straight past. If you are looking for a little Americana, this is a nice stop. They have very good deli sandwiches, and offer local cheese, smoked goods and much more. They have history on every wall, and the people behind the desk are very nice.

We stopped here, had a sandwich and walked across the covered bridge right next door.
Written September 17, 2011
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