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A Charming Step Back in Time

It’s nice to know that some good things in this fast-paced, quickly changing world remain virtually... read more

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Sebastian, FL
Do Miss This Gem!

The St. James General Store is a place that everyone should visit at least once, if not more... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2018
Hauppauge, New York
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516 Moriches Rd, Located Northwest of Route 25A, Saint James, NY 11780-1316
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It’s nice to know that some good things in this fast-paced, quickly changing world remain virtually the same despite the passing years. I first visited the St. James General Store as a college student in the mid 60’s when all of its wonders – and...More

Thank Cyberyaya
Reviewed 24 July 2018

The St. James General Store is a place that everyone should visit at least once, if not more. There is something for everyone there. There is a second floor. Although the stairs are narrow, it is worth going upstairs.

Thank ama115
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Just off route 25 A a few blocks. Do drive the speed limit. The local police here are looking for any excuse to pump up the towns revenue. The Store gives you a look back at how things were many years ago. Fun inexpensive penny...More

Thank Rocky G
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Really a terrific historical place to go browsing in here on long island !the prices are very reasonable and how can you not forget about purching whatever you would like even the penny candies !let me tell you all many many years ago I really...More

Thank Rhonda B
Reviewed 25 July 2017

My husband and I stopped here on our way to a vineyard. What a nice store to poke around in. I thought the prices were reasonable. Keep in mind it is a retail store, not a non-profit organization. Definitely worth a visit. Keep in mind...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

This is a historical location, with people dressed in period clothes, willing to teach you the history of the building. They have home goods, penny candy, a toy room in the back, and books written by local authors upstairs. A great place to visit.

Thank NicoleMarieTeresa
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Closes early, I think 5:00 pm most days so get here early. People seem to flood the tiny store around 4:30 so don't be one of them. If you want to enjoy your browsing get here somewhat earlier and take your time without being jostled....More

Thank fyremaven
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Loved the old tins, stoneware and bottles that line the shelves. It sets the mood to the way things were. Check out the counter. Has lots of 'gift' items but the organization that maintains it needs the $$$ to keep it running.

Thank Road-Maven
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Billed as maybe the oldest continuously run country store in the US, this was an interesting place to visit. Much like Kelly's Country Store on Grand Island, NY, this place is filled with lots of penny-candy, souvenirs, interesting toys, Christmas decorations, and more...some old-fashioned things...More

Thank Brian L
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This store is so much fun to visit. Full of history and little knick knacks. Definitely have to stop by here if you're in town. Tons of little gifts to pick up and choose from. Also have a wonderful array of candy.

Thank Katie S
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