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Visiting the Vermont Country Store in Weston


The Vermont Country Store is a step back in time to the days when general stores where the purveyors of practical and everyday necessities that Vermonters needed.

Vermont still has over 100 general stores in operation and are all worth a visit. The Vermont Country Store, the most notable of them all, offers products from local suppliers and around the world with that touch of nostalgia. Rediscover many of the brands from the past that are hard to find, but are still produced and work.

Classic board games, clothing brands from the past, shampoos, razors, brushes and much more, all displayed in a post and beam building that says Vermont.

Opened in 1946 by Vrest and Ellen Orton in the village of Weston, Vermont. The store became the first restored rural general store in the nation.

The Vermont Country Store is a “Must Visit” when experiencing Vermont.

MaryAnn with Syby at the Vermont Country Store

Heel Syby, good dog!

Vermont Scale Museum sign

Vermont Scale Museum sign

Wood burning stove

Wood burning stove – with seating behind a checker board

shelves with jars of jam

Shelves filled with jams, crackers and other nibbles

Refrigerated cheese display

Refrigerated cheese display in the grocery department

View into the Vermont Scale Museum

View into the Vermont Scale Museum

Display of scales in the Vermont Scale Museum

Display of scales in the Vermont Scale Museum

The Vermont Country Store is owned by Lyman Orton and sons Cabot, Gardner. and Eliot. They are 7th & 8th generation Vermonters. Adhering to the old-fashioned values set forth by Vrest and Ellen they take pride in being the purveyors of the practical and hard-to-find.

Going to great lengths to find products that aren’t sold anywhere else, they are stocked to the rafters with quality merchandise.

The Vermont Country Store – Weston, Vermont
657 Main Street
Weston, Vermont 05161
802) 824-3184
About a 40 minute ride from Manchester Center through picturesque farms and leads up through the center of Vermont on Route 100 to Woodstock, Quechee and points North

The Vermont Country Store – Rockingham
1292 Rockingham Road
Rockingham, Vermont 05101
(802) 463-2224
Rockingham is about a 55 minute ride from Manchester Center and leads to I-91

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