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“Historical Landmark”

Phelps General Store
Ranked #5 of 12 things to do in Palmyra
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Owner description: The museum "where time stands still," has served the needs of Palmyrans and Erie "Canawlers" as a boarding house, tavern, bakery, and general store since its construction in 1826. Proprietor William Phelps completed renovations to the store by 1875, subsequently left untouched by his son Julius, who locked the doors in 1940, leaving a curious retail time capsule for you and your family to explore. Upstairs you'll visit the elegant Phelps' family home with post-Civil War furnishings and Victorian splendor, unspoiled by electricity or indoor plumbing, where Sibyl Phelps resided until her passing in 1976! The haunting presence of the Phelps' 108 year legacy remains to this day. Hours: May-Oct, Tues-Sat, 10:30-4:30 Nov-April, Tues-Thurs, 11:00-4:00
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Reviewed October 22, 2009

This place is awesome! If you like history and ghosts, you will love this! I visited there as a part of Spiritfest "09". Also, Valentown which was shown on SYFY's Ghost Hunters (TAPS). Got to meet Brian Harnois a former member of TAPS. It was a great time. The Phelps General Store is loaded with history and spirits. I suggest you check hours, etc. before going. It is a wonderful store, with authentic items, floors, etc. This past weekend, they even had a cemetary walk, which was fantastic too! So if you are in Rochester area, make sure to stop at Palmyra, and visit Phelps General Store, and Valentown in Victor

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