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FH Gillingham & Sons General Store

Closed Now: 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
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An old fashioned general store.

This place has something for everyone. Locals and tourists alike can find what they need. Fine... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
M_Freedley
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Massachusetts
Awesome shop

This is an awesome shop in Woodstock! My favorite of all the cute shops in town! There was such a... read more

Reviewed February 3, 2019
samanthajfindlay
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Fabius, New York
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The size and shape of Woodstock, Vermont, was quite different in 1886 when Frank Henry Gillingham opened his store that stood in the heart of this small New England town. Reverently the community has preserved the physical buildings and the...more
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16 Elm St, Woodstock, VT 05091-1024
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All reviews little bit of everything old fashioned step back in time worth a stop for sale maple syrup hardware clothing groceries toys necessities gifts items tools shelves emporium kitchenware
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has something for everyone. Locals and tourists alike can find what they need. Fine foods, fish hooks, toys, books, groceries and tools. Take your time; there is a lot to see.More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Jireh B, Owner at FH Gillingham & Sons General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for stopping by our store. We take great pride in continuing the business our Great Grandfather started 133 years ago. I hope you saw all the scales and the 1893 cash register on display. We love to share these pieces of our past...More

Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

This is an awesome shop in Woodstock! My favorite of all the cute shops in town! There was such a great selection in the store!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Jireh B, Owner at FH Gillingham & Sons General Store, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2019

Thanks for your visit. We hope you enjoyed your time in Woodstock. Please come again.

Reviewed January 27, 2019

Loved this store! A walk back in history with a wide assortment of foods, clothing, cookware and wine. Many varieties of maple syrup that I had to have! A really fun place to visit and enjoy a part of history. Very friendly staff and reasonable...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Jireh B, Owner at FH Gillingham & Sons General Store, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2019

Thank you for your review. We just started our 133rd year in business. Vermont Maple Syrup has always been a family favorite and one of our top selling products. F. H. Gillingham was my great grandfather and he would be proud if he could see...More

Reviewed December 4, 2018

A true general store, full of everything you'd ever want or need. Wonderful kitchenware, locally produced textiles, plus wine, foodstuffs (I'm particularly enamored of the fact that they carry the entire line of Stonewall Kitchen products) and of course, maple syrup! A must when in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Jireh B, Owner at FH Gillingham & Sons General Store, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2018

Thank You. It is incredible to think that our Great Grandfather was selling some of the same products in the 1880's that we still sell today. We all love the Stonewall Kitchen line too. Thanks for stopping by.

Reviewed November 17, 2018

This general store has a little bit of everything from boots to fresh market goods. Candy to hat wear. Check out their web site for items that might interest you. Way to many to list in this review.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Jireh B, Owner at FH Gillingham & Sons General Store, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2018

Thank you for stopping by the store. We hope you will come again.

Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

We never miss Gillingham’s when we are in Woodstock, the general store is like stepping back into history. There are so many things to see and buy. Take a few minutes to stop in and look around. There is something for everyone. You will be...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Jireh B, Owner at FH Gillingham & Sons General Store, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2018

Thank you for your visit. The store is stocked full of holiday food and goods and never looked so good! Slow down and enjoy the small town experience. Don't miss the 1893 Gillingham cash register on display in the front room of the store.

Reviewed October 23, 2018

This store is one of those examples of a by gone era concept that should still be going strong. While on vacation from the west coast we stopped in to check out this local town gem. You can find everything and anything here from tools...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Jireh B, Owner at FH Gillingham & Sons General Store, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2018

Thank You, Our family has been running the store for 132 years and comments like yours make us want to go for another 132 years! I am so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you will come back.

Reviewed October 10, 2018

Along our NE trip we visited several General Stores. This one is legit and is everything I think a General Store should be.More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Jireh B, Owner at FH Gillingham & Sons General Store, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2018

Thank you. My family has been running "The Store" here for 132 years. We love to share our history and we try hard to sell "quality products at a fair price". That is a quote for my Great - Grandfather and still true today. Please...More

Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

The FH Gillingham and dons General Store is a historic General Store from The 1800s. It had an array of fun and interesting goods. Stop in you will find something to buy!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Jireh B, Owner at FH Gillingham & Sons General Store, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

F. H. Gillingham is our Great - Grandfather. Our family has been running this store for 132 years. We are so happy you found us. Please come again. JB

Reviewed September 26, 2018

This is a real, old-fashioned general store. Hard to find food products, wines at every price point, wooden bowls, cooking tools, clothing, toys from another era. It can be a sensory overload. But it was a wonderful experience.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Jireh B, Owner at FH Gillingham & Sons General Store, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2018

It is always our goal to blend the past with the present. On a walk through the store you can feel and see our history. Our motto started 132 years ago is ; quality products at a fair price. Thank you for your comments. JB

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