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A Visit to the historic Wayside Country Store



Welcome to this video tour of the historic Wayside Country Store! This iconic general store was originally built in 1790 in Sudbury, Massachusetts. In 1928, automobile mogul Henry Ford had the building cut in half and transported by oxen teams to its current location on Route 20 in Marlborough. Ford renovated the store to create a living museum of Americana. The handcarved log staircase, tree trunk pillars, and creaky wooden pegs on the steps remain from Ford's renovation.


Today, the store is known for its nostalgic atmosphere reminiscent of old-fashioned country stores. Inside, you'll find a 1870s pot belly stove, vintage merchandise displays, barrels of pickles, and a candy counter. The store sells maple syrup, jams, candles, and more. It's also one of the largest dealers of Byers' Choice Carolers collectibles.


Check out the Bluebirds of Happiness and throws with historic Marlborough imagery. Upstairs, browse the huge collection of puzzles, games, windchimes, and toys.


Don't miss the book selection and sale section too! Next door is the old-fashioned candy store, with glass jars of retro treats. You'll find specialty chocolates, fudge, and party favor bags. Candy bouquets and corporate gift boxes are also available.


After shopping, relax at the on-site bakery or restaurant. Let the kids feed the ducks on the pond out back. The Wayside Country Store is a perfect nostalgic day trip for families or anyone interested in historic Americana.


Thanks for watching this video tour!

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