For over 185 years, The Old Country Store and Emporium has been in continuous operation on its present site. When we first opened our doors, President Andrew Jackson, the 7th president of the United States, was sworn into office. He replaced John Quincy Adams, a fellow Braintree man, and shared our passion for retail trade. In fact, he previously owned a general store in Gallatin, Tennessee himself!
During the years that followed, The Old Country Store and Emporium became the go-to destination for West Mansfield Village. We supplied our community with rum, molasses, tea, coffee, meat, cheese, colonial hardware and more, and even acted as our town's local Post Office and information dispensary. A fire unfortunately destroyed our original structure, but our current General Store building was quickly constructed in 1899. In the 1960's and 1970's, our beloved General Store saw the addition of new rooms, proving to ourselves and others that our shop was growing and flourishing. Over the past 50+ years, we've been faithful purveyors of old-tyme provisions, decorations, furniture, and elegant gifts . You can even find our community bulletin board hanging outside our shop as a reminder of simpler times past.
The Old Country Store and Emporium is a timeless treasure, because it has successfully evolved to meet the needs of each passing generation. We're proud to preserve this wonderful legacy, and we take pleasuring in providing our guests with high-quality home decor, clocks, art work, furniture, gourmet food, jewelry, lighting and more. Our quaint 13-room General Store has the perfect items for your home, office or cottage, as well as wonderful gifts to help you remember your visit to Mansfield. We hope you enjoy the familiar tunes from our coinola and player piano, our old-fashioned candy counter and our homemade fudge when you come to visit. We appreciate your support of our historical New England country store and we look forward to welcoming you soon!