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William Phelps General Store


William Phelps General Store

140 Market Street
Palmyra, NY 14522

Phone: (315) 597-6981


The museum, “where time stands still” has served the community since 1826 as a boarding house, tavern, bakery and general store. At the closing of the general store in 1940 it was subsequently left untouched, leaving a retail time capsule. Upstairs you’ll visit the elegant Phelps’ family home with post-Civil War furnishings and Victorian splendor, unspoiled by electricity or indoor plumbing, where Sibyl Phelps resided until her passing in 1976! The haunting presence of the Phelps’ 108 year legacy remains to this day.