Uncover the Best Antiquing in Pennsylvania

In honor of spring-and the spirit of all things new (and old), roll up your sleeves and try your hand at the time-honored tradition of antiquing! Whether you're a seasoned collector or a casual browser, see for yourself why PA is home to the “Antique Capital of the U.S.”

1. Antiques Capital USA


Known as “Antiques Capital USA,” Adamstown is considered one of the best locations for year-round vintage shopping in the nation. Embark on a treasure-hunting adventure in the heart of Lancaster County by exploring the more than seven-mile stretch along Route 272 of antique shops of all sizes, ranging from quaint mom-and-pop vintage stores to bustling outdoor markets. Whether you’re looking for the perfect traditional piece of furniture or picking out a gift for a friend, Adamstown promises an enjoyable day or weekend exploring and uncovering uncommon finds at every turn.

2. Time Works


Antiques inside store
Time Works

The clock never stops ticking on antiquing excitement at Time Works! With more than 40 local vendors, the shop’s shelves are brimming with gems ranging from vintage delights to timeless antiques and collectibles to a captivating array of handmade artisanal goods. With each visit promising a new discovery, you'll want to make it your go-to destination for all things unique and extraordinary.

3. Dover Antique Mall


antiques at dover antique mall
Dover Antique Mall

Offering antiques, vintage items, primitives, and charming handmade gifts, you’ll be surrounded by four walls of vintage wonders at Dover Antique Mall, the winner of the 2023 Community Choice Awards in York and Hanover. Visitors will uncover nostalgic childhood memories or select the perfect one-of-a-kind gift from one of the 130 vendors spread across two floors and an annex. Plus, with wide aisles and an elevator, the building is accessible to all, ensuring everyone can enjoy some good old-fashioned picking.

4. Sun-Kissed Country


sun kissed country store
Sun-Kissed Country

Indulge your inner explorer at Sun-Kissed Country, where 7,000-square-feet of amazing antiques await. Dive into a treasure trove of antiques, primitives, salvage items, and craft supplies lovingly curated by numerous local vendors. Whether you're on a quest for hidden gems or just want to soak up the rustic charm, shop until you drop during the day or attend one of their craft nights.

5. The York Emporium


Beyond its impressive collection of vintage and antique books, The York Emporium is an eclectic haven filled with curiosities, memorabilia, old tools, decorations, and even furniture. With new items constantly appearing, you never know what surprises you'll stumble upon.

6. Wagon Wheel Antiques


wagon wheel antiques
Wagon Wheel Antiques

Get ready to wheel and deal at Wagon Wheel Antiques! With four buildings packed to the rafters and more than 20 dealers, it's a paradise for both the laid-back browser and the seasoned collector alike. Need a touch of Hollywood glamour? Look no further as Wagon Wheel is the premier destination for movie and theater prop hunters in the area. Plus, with doors swinging open every day of the week, there's no excuse not to embark on your next antique adventure.

7. The Horse Soldier


Saddle up for an unforgettable antiquing journey through history at The Horse Soldier. As a family-owned and operated antique store, they specialize in military antiques spanning from the American Revolution to World War II. From artillery to bottles, firearms to musical instruments, and everything in between, their extensive collection boasts items that will transport you back in time.

8. The Silver Penny

Jones Mills

Beautiful red brick building
The Silver Penny

With owner Karen Temple's infectious passion for all things old and gently used, The Silver Penny showcases a one-of-a-kind collection of must-have items. From quirky knick-knacks to timeless classics, every visit will surprise and delight store-goers. Plus, with prices designed to make your wallet smile, it's a shopping experience that's as affordable as it is delightful!

9. Schoolhouse Antiques


Featuring a captivating assortment of valuable antiques and collectibles sourced from local vendors, Schoolhouse Antiques ensures every visit is brimming with surprises. Plus, with occasional live entertainment, exciting events, and a cozy café in which to recharge, it's not just a shopping trip — it's a whole experience!

10. Rebel’s Roost Antique Emporium


Rebel against the ordinary with eclectic items from Rebel's Roost Antique Emporium. Bursting at the seams with antiques, primitives, and a variety of vintage favorites, treasure hunters will adore this shopping destination. Plus, don’t miss their famed Antique & Vintage Outdoor Markets held at The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg from April through October, where you can score even more unique finds in the fresh air and sunshine.

11. Another Time Antiques


Venture outside of Philadelphia’s Center City for the day to visit the charming town of Bristol. Antique lovers can stop by Another Time Antiques, a pillar of the community and beacon for vintage enthusiasts since 1978. Explore the shop’s wide array of art, candles, furniture, and ivories. Their belief that "a purchase from the past is an investment in the future" resonates throughout their carefully curated collection. Whether you're a seasoned collector or a novice explorer of antiques, Another Time Antiques promises a sweet journey through time and style.

12. Renninger's Antiques and Farmer’s Market


Antique items
Renninger's Antiques and Farmer’s Market

Discover a winning combination of rare valuables and fresh food vendors under one roof at Renninger’s Antiques and Farmer’s Market. A combo local market and antique treasure trove, you never know what you’ll leave Kutztown with after a day exploring this one-stop shop. Walk around the market and grab a rotisserie chicken for dinner, fresh flowers for a special someone, seasonal candles for spring, and even that perfect piece to complete your living room. Make sure to visit the market on Fridays and Saturdays to catch the most merchants.

13. Whistle Stop Antique Mall


Discover a world of vintage allure less than an hour from downtown Erie at Whistle Stop Antique Mall. This cache is home to a wide variety of rare finds, including furniture, glassware, artwork, jewelry, postcards, and linens. After your annual spring cleaning, spend a warm afternoon casually browsing and picking out some stylish new pieces to spruce up your home.

14. A Stroll Down Memory Lane


inside a antique store
A Stroll Down Memory Lane

Located in a historic hardware building off of Route 6, A Stroll Down Memory Lane is the perfect place to bring your family or friends to enjoy a shopping adventure through time. The four-story hidden gem is home to more than 200 merchants offering everything from antiques and artisan goods to home decor and apparel. If you're on the hunt for unique furniture, local maple syrup, or just a nostalgic trip down memory lane, this historic store is a must-visit destination.

15. 119 Antique Trading Post

Rochester Mills

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119 Antique Trading Post

Established in 2015, the expansive 4,000-square-foot 119 Antique Trading Post boasts a delightful array of treasures including antiques, vintage gems, new finds, RADA Cutlery, and collectibles. Conveniently located along Route 119 between Marion Center and Punxsutawney, it's the ultimate destination for all ages seeking a shopping adventure. Whether hunting for a unique piece of history or simply browsing for fun, the 40-vendor mall offers an unforgettable experience filled with the thrill of discovery.

16. Apple Wagon Antique Mall


apple wagon antiques store front
Apple Wagon Antique Mall

Explore a smorgasbord of vintage and old-fashioned items at Apple Wagon Antique Mall, where each of the more than 20 vendors brings their flair to the collection. Tucked amidst the picturesque Endless Mountains, this 4,000-square-foot emporium offers a delightful escape for antique aficionados. Whether you're drawn to alluring primitives or rustic furniture, you're sure to find that perfect piece to infuse your home with country charm.

17. The Swamp Door Antiques & Curiosities


Prepare to be enchanted by The Swamp Door Antiques & Curiosities in Gilbertsville. Located an hour outside of Center City Philadelphia, the shop is waiting to be explored with more than 70 retailers offering thousands of retro finds and odd gifts. Browse through well-merchandised displays in a clean, friendly environment, and discover everything from antique furniture and vintage accent pieces to jewelry, music, sports memorabilia, and cool kitsch.

18. Tink's Antiques


Visitors will be instantly flooded with feelings of nostalgia when stopping by Tink’s Antiques. Nestled in a historic rail and coal town just 25 minutes from downtown Jim Thorpe, the shop offers a blend of historic collectibles and hand-crafted goodies. Take a day to sift through the inventory and find something truly special to take home.

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