O'Hurley's General Store – Shepherdstown, West Virginia - Atlas Obscura

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O'Hurley's General Store

This general store is more than a century old and home to various oddities and antiques.  


O’Hurley’s General Store was founded by the Hurley family and the current owner, Jay, was born upstairs in 1941. Hurley’s father, Milburn Glenn, founded the store over 100 years ago as a supply depot for nearby orchard farmers. It was also a grocery store for many in the area and sold gasoline. 

The store boasts a delightful collection of old-fashioned trinkets. Along the shelves are everything from old-fashioned toys, to glass cookware and vinyl records. The location is also home to a working blacksmith shop in case your horse needs a new pair of shoes.

The building is divided into multiple rooms, one of which includes a fireplace with books and rocking chairs. Another resembles a second-hand clothing store, and the last is a mini-hardware shop.

There is also a dulcimer with easy DIY sheet music so that guests can play a folk song or two. On Thursday nights, the store hosts an all-inclusive folk music jam session in which anyone can play, as long as they bring their own acoustic instruments. Another rule is that all songs must be in the public domain.

Update June 2024: The location is closed until further notice.

Know Before You Go

The telephone number is 304-876-6907 and there is generally ample parking in front. The store hours are Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. 

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