Old is the new “New”: Get Hip and Go Antiques Shopping in Lancaster County

One of the many attractive features of Lancaster County is its plethora of antiques stores. Shopping for antiques is hot and high on the lists of both locals’ and visitors’ favorite things to do around here. From small mom& pop shops to large complexes, you’ll find an abundance of places throughout our area to find treasures from days gone by. Sundays around here are the most popular day to go antiquing, but some of the shops are open other days of the week as well.

At the inn, we’re especially fortunate to be in such close proximity to some of the best antiques venues.
Adamstown, known as the Antiques Capital, USA, lays just 9 miles away from us. While driving north from Ephrata on Rt. 272, you’ll start to see antique shop after antique shop along the road within minutes.

All of them offer something unique, and here are a few you might want to keep your eyes open for:

272 Antiques Mall – 1300 N. Reading Rd, Stevens, PA; Open daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Over 145 booths and showcases of antiques and collectibles.

Antiques Showcase & German Trading Post – 2152 North Reading Rd, Denver, PA; Open daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
300 showcases and 35 booths with antiques, collectibles, Amish goods, and more by dealers from North American and Western Europe.

Morphy Auctions & Adamstown Antique Gallery – 2000 North Reading Road , Denver, PA; Open daily from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Featuring high-end antiques.

Oley Valley Architectural Antiques – 2453 N. Reading Rd  Adamstown, PA; Open Thursday – Monday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Featuring antique carved furniture, pieces of architectural antiques, and stained glass windows and doors.

Renningers Antiques Market – Rt. 272, Adamstown, PA; Open every Sunday 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
With 375 dealers indoors and up to 300 outdoors.

Stoudts Black Angus Antiques Mall – 2800 N. Reading Rd Adamstown, PA; Open Sundays 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. year round.
The largest antique mall (under roof) with over 500 dealers. And mark your calendar for the Antiques Extravaganza on Sept. 27 and 28, 2014

That’s just a sampling! For comprehensive lists of antique shops, visit the following websites:

Antiques Capital, USA

LancasterPA.com

Pennsylvania Dutch Convention & Visitors Bureau

I can’t wait to hear about your antiques shopping – or browsing – excursion! Enjoy!

By Rebecca Gallagher