The Ralston General Store Museum

The Ralston General Store Museum, Mendham: Address, Phone Number, The Ralston General Store Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

The Ralston General Store Museum

The Ralston General Store Museum
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MitchPhyllis65
Morristown, NJ5,709 contributions
Aug 2013 • Couples
The “General Store” was built and operated by John Ralston from 1786 till his death in 1819, and last used as a General Store in the 1920’s. This historic one room store contained the Ralston Post Office from 1892 to 1941. In the early 1940’s the Ralston Historical Association acquired and restored the General Store and opened it as a museum in 1964. This small museum with its local history and collection of vintage artifacts is open June to October Sundays and Holidays from 1 or 2 to 4 pm.

We’ve driven by the General Store many times over the last 40 years and never stopped till last Sunday when we saw it was open. The volunteer member of the Ralston Historical Association who greeted us was very knowledgeable about the history of the store. It was well worth the visit to learn some local history.
Written August 30, 2013
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Vinfriend
Haddonfield, NJ12 contributions
Apr 2014 • Friends
Quaint and informative about the history of the Mendham area and life in the late 1700s. Run by a nice family too.
Written January 9, 2015
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Petra A
8 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
Great history lesson for kids. Ralston General store is the oldest post office in the country!! The volunteers are knowledgeable and friendly but hours are limited so call ahead to confirm.
Written February 12, 2019
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docweinstein
Chester, NJ55 contributions
Jul 2014 • Family
could have more general store items from period of operation. history was interesting and people were great.
Written November 5, 2014
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TwoBirch
Mendham, NJ46 contributions
Oct 2016
Adorable period General Store, chock full of historical memorabilia and artifacts. Parking is a bit challenging... on a busy highway.
Written September 25, 2017
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ben c
Mendham, NJ6 contributions
Jun 2017
Its simplistic but fun conveniently located between Mendham and Chester. Great place for the kids to see how a general store supplied the area.
Written July 10, 2017
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