Tarpley's Store: "For children but not only" Top 5 Page for this destination Williamsburg Shopping Tip by matcrazy1

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by matcrazy1

Tarpley's Store is designated for the most important folks in the world - for children. But I found it interesting as well. It offers toys, games, candies, clothing and hats of colonial era and jewelry for children of all ages. Add some ceramics and fans for both old and young ladies. Some goods are imported from England.

Original buiding was put up at this place prior to 1755 and burned in 1860. From 1759 to 1763 it was owned and occupied by James Tarpley as a store. The building was reconstructed in 1930s.

What to buy: Colonial tricornered hats for boys, fans or jewelry for girls and chocolate bar, candies, dried fruits for everyone.

What to pay: Rather expensive, although... look:
Chocolate bar (plain or almond, standart size) - $2.00
Coffee (1/2 lb bag) - $8.00
Candied almonds, pistachios, apple slices, chocolate almonds - $1.00 per 2 oz
Are they all much cheaper in say Wal-Mart food center?

Address: Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg, VA 23187
Directions: On the south side of the main avenue (Duke of Gloucester Street) at the juncture with Botetourt Street, approx. 0.5 mi east of the Bruton Church and 0.3 mi west of the Capitol.
Phone: +1 (757) 229-1000
Theme: Toys and Games
Website: http://www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/visit/shopping/inAndAround

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 5, 2006
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