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Address: 132 Market St, Palmyra, NY 14522-1136
Phone Number: +1 315-597-6981
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The museum "where time stands still," has served the needs of...

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.

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Really neat!

Palmyra is a neat little town. I highly recommend dropping by the historical society to get tours of the various museums. This general store was amazing - time just stopped here... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 August 2016
MabelMcGillicutty
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Springville, Utah
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Springville, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Palmyra is a neat little town. I highly recommend dropping by the historical society to get tours of the various museums. This general store was amazing - time just stopped here. Almost everything is left as it was 70 years ago, including eggs! My husband and I could've stayed all day. My kids (ages 8 and 5) enjoyed it too.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

I like the fact that the Phelps general store had mostly everything that will be important for our needs. the have stuff from ice cream to medicine.

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Thank Dulia O
Palmyra, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

Well preserved and full of fascinating facts & information. Great for all ages.A fun way to go back in history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

Really kool to see , lots of timely things to see. Missionaries tell great stories of times past. Lots to see if your into the past

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harrisville, utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

Go back in time to see a store that was closed one day and never reopened and has sat with the inventory still on the shelf for most of a century. This is not to be missed when visiting Palmyra. Palmyra has a very interesting history. Visit their city historical sites.

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Avoca, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

I highly recommend going here.....it is an outstanding step back in history. Our team (G.H.O.S.T.) actually did an investigation there last night..and Bonnie gave us the historical tour first...amazing!!! Loved it so much,we will go back many times in the future, we'll take the grandbabies there too.....

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Thank DHoffman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2012

This group of 5 museums is a treasure of history. Besides the large collection of historical items, from toys and dolls to war uniforms and medical equipment, there is a print shop with people producing books by hand. The shop is being restored and will soon feature working antique presses made in the area. We saw a man applying gold... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2012

Phelps General Store is one of 5 properties included in the Palmyra Historical Society's Museums. A guided tour of all 5 sites starts at the Historical Museum on Market Street. Cost is $7 per person and tour takes about 1 1/2 hours. The first location includes several different rooms, on 2 floors, with different and interesting information and items of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 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... More 

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