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The Brick Store

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Address: 21 Lisbon Rd, Bath, NH 03740-4723
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+1 800-964-2074

The Brick Store has been in business since at least 1790, making it...

The Brick Store has been in business since at least 1790, making it America's oldest continuously operated general store. It is located in Bath, New Hampshire -- a quintessential New England village including the town common with war memorial, the picturesque white steepled church, and three historic covered bridges. As a true general store, The Brick Store offers a little bit of everything including Nancy's delicious homemade fudge, and their nationally famous Jim's Smokehouse products.

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Great place - sorry to see it closed

What a neat stop on a road trip through the back could try roads of the north. This place had a lot of neat stuff and all the rights snacks for sure. Sorry to see it close, I... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2016
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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

What a neat stop on a road trip through the back could try roads of the north. This place had a lot of neat stuff and all the rights snacks for sure. Sorry to see it close, I would like to have made many stops here over the years :-(

1 Thank matt0550
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196 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

The Brick Store is the oldest operating general store in America. It is located on Route 302 in Bath, New Hampshire. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Some items for sale include cheese, their own smoked meat, homemade fudge, local maple syrup, jars of penny candies, T-shirts, suspenders, souvenir magnets, and postcards. Today, locals and travelers... More 

Thank memoryseeker
Northampton, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is sad to write. Every year on our way home from the White Mountains, we would stop here. We'd buy a piece of cheese and some other specialty food, have an ice cream, use their bathroom, and talk with the people working there and fellow customers. It was a wonderful, unique place. When we stopped there last week, there... More 

Thank Cindy T
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Americas oldest run general store. Very hospitable host. Home made bread,ice cream.lunch was provided as we were on tour, sandwiches were incredible. Nice to sit out on front porch eating lunch and imagine your back to years gone by. Surrounding area not much to see, but we were limited on time, but there is a chapel and covered bridge and... More 

Thank LancashireBarbie
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2016

for years overtime we were in NH we made sure that we would visit them. to walk through there doors was like walking back in history. you could imagine the horses tied up to the from rails. we enjoyed there smoked meats and cheeses. there has got to be something we can do to help them reopen.

1 Thank lrmfarm
Londonderry, New Hampshire
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 January 2016

Last visited July 2015, my 5th visit. Being 90 miles away, don't get up to this part of the state very often. Worth going out of my way, however. Today on Facebook they announced their temporary closing for the winter Is now a permanent closing.

1 Thank John03053
Hartly, Delaware, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016

I was thirsty so we stopped in and it turned out to be a really cool visit! There was a neat combination of history and practicality.

Thank AshleyMEvans
N. Ireland
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165 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2015

A beautiful and historic store with homemade fudge and a fascinating array of really old goods they used to sell in a glass cabinet. Great old phone and lots of old tins around. The usual touristy gifts and a lot of tourists coming in by the coach load. The chocolate counter looked so tempting, as did the meats (and for... More 

Thank carriegault
Bramhall, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2015

Stopped in here on the way past and we were glad we did. Friendly, good coffee and chocolate to drink and an amazing array of goods to see - both old and new. Lots of New England specialities, of course. It's a cute store, it's very historic and it's well worth a visit.

Thank Johnnybach
White Mountains, New Hampshire
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2015

Great old-time country store with lots to choose from and they make their own fudge as well as smoked meats and cheese.

Thank Jessica B

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