Founded by Vrest and Mildred Orton in 1946, we are America’s Premiere family-owned general storekeeper. Looking for hard to find products that solve life’s little problems? We specialize in classic brands that make customers exclaim, “I remember that!” Do you love to share stories and memories? We’re all about curiosity, discovery and an authentic, family-oriented way of American life. Join the millions of happy folks from all over the world who visit us, year after year!
We carry hard-to-find products and long-lost brands you can?t find anywhere else. We?re stocked to the rafters with Hai Karate Aftershave, Tangee Lipstick, Evening in Paris Perfume, Walnettos, Lanz of Salzburg Nightgowns, Lemon Up, Lotil, Munsingwear, Buster Brown, Bonomo Turkish Taffy and so much more!
Original Country Stores in Weston & Rockingham, Vermont
Step back to a simpler time. From the cheery ring of the storekeeper’s bell when you walk in our door to the friendly creak of our well-worn hardwood floors, our Weston store remains the same today as it did when we opened in 1946. It’s stocked to the rafters with 1000s of practical and hard-to-find goods, guaranteed to surprise and delight at every turn.
Opened in 1967, our Rockingham store is stocked to the rafters with delectable Vermont cheeses, penny candy, and such brands from the past as “Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific Shampoo”. Spend a leisurely day – try out our classic hand-push mower on our lawn, have a picnic on our grounds, or just relax on our 4-seat garden glider. Take a stroll through our Covered Bridge to find our Grist Mill and Water Wheel Museum on the other side.
Shop Wine & Cheese
Taste your way thru our cheese shop featuring over 70 Vermont farmstead and Artisanal cheese from over 30 local farms. Pair them with a wine or beer from our selection of local and seasonal Vermont wines and micro brews.
Antique Vermont scales provide insight into the 19th Century Industrial Revolution. As Microsoft and Apple are to the present, Fairbanks and Howe scales filled the requirements of industry, medicine, science, merchants, miners, and agriculture. Assembled by Lyman Orton, the Vermont Scale Museum is located in The Vermont Country Store and features over 150 beautiful and fascinating mechanical devices that not only weighed but calculated, measured, tested, and converted an amazing array of data.