West Virginia has more than a few excellent places to discover antique gems. From artwork and crafts of Appalachian culture to truly one-of-a-kind riches, you must visit an antique store if you find yourself in the Mountain State. Plan to spend the afternoon or even the day, because there’s so much to see. Shop owners and staff are happy to share stories about their merchandise, so you’ll find it hard to leave without taking home some treasures.
Visitors will find everything from soup to nuts here at O'Hurley's General Store in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. This is the place to look for odd hardware items or a gift for someone special. This old-time general store offers live music on Thursday evenings during the summer months with a variety of Scottish, Irish, and Appalachian music guaranteed to get your feet stomping and your hands clapping.
Anything from vintage glassware to old photographs to heirloom furniture and antique jewelry, The Old Timely Shop in Milton, West Virginia, has it all. This shop is so big that you'll have to come back. The knowledgeable and friendly staff can help you find what you're looking for or just answer questions about the items in the store.
The Buckhannon Antique Mall in Buckhannon, West Virginia, has been open for more than 20 years. Open seven days a week and with 25 booths and 18 showcases full of antique items, they also have a large parking area that can accommodate large buses and motor homes. You won't find newer reproductions here and the place is clean and easy to walk through.
If you love books, then Antiques and Old Books in Morgantown, West Virginia, is the place to go. With an extensive collection of old books in general and especially those with a focus on West Virginia history or authors, visitors will find a great assortment of materials. If you aren't interested in books, they have Early American furniture and handcrafted items for sale, too. The store is only open on weekends.
What sets this store apart from other stores is the quantity of antique primitives they have. Sweet Memories Antique Mall in Fairmont, West Virginia will be making memories for you when you find that special something that catches your eye. It might be a bayonet from their military collection or one of their well-preserved advertising signs. If you don't find anything there, you can peruse through the glassware and handmade wood-crafted kitchenware. Plan to spend the day.
You won't want to miss The Gilded Flea in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Filled with more than a century of antique, vintage, and handmade items, there are rooms full of classics from around the world like one-of-a-kind artwork. They even have a room full of vintage instruments and vinyl records. If you're looking for something a little newer but still unique, there are items made from reclaimed wood and architectural salvage. Only open on weekends.
More than 25 booths filled with unique items can be found at this hidden treasure. The New River Antique Mall in Fayetteville, West Virginia, is a great place to stop if you're in the New River Gorge area and you'll be pleasantly surprised at the reasonable prices and great selection. The owners host several special events during the year, including a Christmas Open House.
If you're looking for an antique store with a unique twist, you need to visit Nostalgia Antique Mall in Parkersburg, West Virginia. This downtown store features items that you won't find anywhere else from over 25 participating vendors. From the first moment you walk in the door and smell the fresh coffee until you make your selection, you'll be welcomed by owners who can answer any question you may have. Make sure to check out their collection of ladies’ hats.
Red Rooster Antiques & Salvage in Weston, West Virginia, offers something for everyone who enjoys all things old. Visitors can purchase antique furniture, vintage and homemade items, barn-salvaged pieces, and even farm equipment. There are special events for antique hunters during the year, too, with more information available during store hours or on their Facebook page.
Located in the heart of town, Main Street Antiques in Buckhannon, West Virginia, has a wide selection of items for sale. In addition to beautiful antique furniture for any room in your house, they have a great collection of old-fashioned toys, records and record players, and memorabilia like soda fountain fixtures, gas stations and product signs, and outside patio furniture. In addition, they have a great variety of newer items like a full line of wines, salt rock lamps, indoor and outdoor pottery, and wall hangings.