E.L. Jenckes Store Museum

Built in 1833, the Jenckes Store was operated for generations by the same family and was a classic example of a small town general store. The second floor housed the owners and their two daughters, both of whom graduated from Wellesley College yet continued to tend to the store after the parents died. This store served almost every need anyone would have at the time, from furniture to grains, fabrics, foods, baskets, tools and much more. The train would arrive once or twice a week with supplies and alternate days would be reserved for delievries around town by horse and carriage.

Now operated as a museum by the Douglas Historical Society, the store is stocked today as it would have been a century ago. Open seasonally; call for programs and special events.

283 Main Street
Douglas, MA 01516
(508) 476-3856

 

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