Though the address for the Kings Gap General Store is Carlisle, don’t let that fool you; it’s actually about 10 miles southwest (near the entrance to the Kings Gap Environmental Center). Whether you’re out for a Sunday drive, hiking, fishing, horseback riding, or visiting one of several nearby state parks … you should definitely add a visit to this great general store to your itinerary!
With all of its vintage signage and antiques it may look like a museum, but it is a “living” general store where locals (and visitors) still buy their necessities and incidentals.
The cheap replacement for my previously stolen camera disappointed me in a big way with the interior shots — but even bad pictures will show you that there is much to love about this vintage treasure of a store! Antiques on the top shelves coexist with everyday necessities on the lower shelves.
The house was built in 1864 and this may not be the original door … but it’s definitely been around for a long time. Can you imagine how many people have walked through it? I’d love to have a time machine to go back every decade or so and see the way people changed.
I just about flipped when I spotted the “Frostie” Root Beer thermometer. My grandfather had one just like it in one of his sheds.
Forget to pack lunch for the day? No worries. They have a great deli counter!