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Mast General Store

A TROVE OF AMERICANA AND UNUSUAL MERCHANDISE 

THE ORIGINAL MAST GENERAL : THE CLASSIC AMERICAN COUNTRY STORE

At The Original Mast General Store, the historical atmosphere is unforgettable, and so is the shopping. The Mast General Store was operated by members of the Mast Family into the early 1970s. It was added to The National Register of Historic Places in April 1973 where it is noted as one of the best remaining examples of an old country general store. 

The Mast General Store
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This rural emporium that once carried "everything from cradles to caskets" is a trove of Americana and unusual merchandise and in the 19th and 20th centuries general stores, such a Mast General, provided a vital link between farmers and wildcrafters and those companies needing their eggs, chickens, potatoes, roots, herbs, and berries.

There's a branch of Mast in downtown Boone that equally embodies the early marketing message-"If you can't buy it here, you don't need it." At Mast General Store, you'lll find everything from fine candy (presented in huge barrels for easy pickin') to practical, essential products, including great outdoor gear and casual clothing.

Today, you can still mail a letter at the corner post office, warm up by the pot-bellied stove, and enjoy a 5 cent cup of coffee (paid for on the honor system).

 

 

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815 W. King Street, Suite 10
Boone, NC 28607
(T) 828-266-1345  •  (F) 828-266-1346
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