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Mayberry Trading Post

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Mick_Muzik wrote a review Oct 2019
Northern Virginia, Virginia34 contributions12 helpful votes
I've stopped into this quaint little place many times over the years as I've visited this part of Virginia to see the mountain leaves changing. First the less-than-favorable. It's old (no kidding...!!), somewhat cramped inside, and they don't take plastic. Besides that though, you can find lots of different sorts of things from interesting candies, old maps, small toys for kids, t-shirts, local foods and items, and an increasing number of interesting local books. There are some definite must-reads like the biography of Rev. Bob Childress "The Man Who Moved a Mountain" that you can pick up rather inexpensively. Rev. Childress I believe was behind the construction of the Mayberry Church just down the road. Lots of other good local reference books like a history of Patrick County. I love to peruse what they have back there in the book section and have bought a few. Certainly the best way to come is off the Parkway, but I like to take the scenic ride from Meadows of Dan on Squirrel Spur and then a right onto Mayberry Church Rd. Take it slow as it winds around up to Mayberry Presbyterian Church after which you come to the Trading Post. I return via the Parkway then. The Post itself was built by one of the Scott brothers back in 1892 and definitely shows its age. I was really bummed when the ice cream freezer finally gave up a few years ago. Back in the day you could have a nice chat there about local history with Miss Addie Wood, but she's been gone for a while now. All in all just one of those places to visit where you can get a good less-commercialized flavor for the old days on the mountain. You're also sure to find something there that tickles your fancy.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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MichaelRShannon wrote a review Dec 2018
Montclair134 contributions49 helpful votes
First a warning. Sadistic GPS mapping systems -- I'm talking to you, Google Maps -- will send you up Mayberry Creek Road (607) if you are coming from the Southeast. This is a BIG MISTAKE. The road is very narrow and if you meet a car coming the other direction you will have trouble finding a place to pull off. If you meet a 'honey wagon,' (big truck hauling manure) as we saw going downhill, there is no place to pass and one of you is going to have to back up a loooog way. Approach instead from the north using the Blue Ridge Parkway. The store is a snapshot in time. It's not WaWa. You can find locally made crafts - surprisingly expensive in some cases - and get a feeling for what a general store looked like at the turn of the 19th Century. Bathrooms are heated, which was nice since it was below freezing when we were there. The woman inside was very welcoming and didn't pester us while we wandered about. I don't know if I would recommend a special trip to see it, but if you're in the neighborhood it's worth a stop.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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Vicki A wrote a review Oct 2018
Brunswick, Md.1,206 contributions322 helpful votes
Even when it was pouring rain outside and we had to slush through a ton of water to get inside the store, it was still fun to visit and I am so glad we did. A friendly gal, Peggy, was so friendly and willing to share a lot of fun history about the store. We bought a book about the store and it was signed by the author. And, just so happens, the author came into the store. Fun little visit there.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Lee G wrote a review Jun 2018
55 contributions21 helpful votes
We stopped in one day for a soda and a snack. The young lady behind the counter gave us the history on the store. It seems it once was the local post office, then a general store. The place has been in the same family since it opening in the 1800's
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Date of experience: June 2018
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Teresa W wrote a review Apr 2018
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I love the Mayberry Trading Post. I love old stores like this one and I will definitely go back for another visit. The lady that ran the store was very nice and sweet and I told her I loved her store.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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