Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Mitchell's Hardware Store, 215 Craven Street in historic downtown New Bern, is an authentic turn-of-the-century hardware store, as integral to the town's history as Tryon Palace.
From its beginning at the turn of the century, Mitchell's had a reputation for being the place to go for hard-to-find items. The same is true today. My hubby has gone to Mitchell's more than once for items not available elsewhere in New Bern (e.g., mineral oil, balls of butcher's string and a plumbing fitting for his boat).
This is a true old-time country store.
A person could literally spend hours here, uncovering hidden gems in the huge inventory of hardware items, cast iron cookware, traditional pottery, enamel ware, bird-watching accessories, spices, seeds and more. And if you just can't go through all that, there are friendly employees to help. If you have out-of-town guests, give them a tour of our beautiful downtown, and show them Mitchell's. We bring all our out-of-town guests here for a delightful visit. Most of them find something they want to purchase.
Seeds are available via packets, but also by the ounce or pound.