Charles Street, Beacon Hill, Boston
Not only will you find plenty of antique stores on Charles Street and other streets in Beacon Hill, but Beacon Hill itself is beautiful to stroll around. Old gorgeous brownstones, perfectly kept houses with impeccable window boxes and decorations depending on the season.
South Shore, MA
We LOVE Salvage Chic.... It is SO worth the drive from Boston. The owners get new stuff daily, and it's great stuff. You can see all the awesome items on their website (check out their blog, it's fun to read). They do such a nice job with displaying the items in the store and it is easy to see why people come back again and again. Prices are reasonable too! Go, go, go!
We have also visited Elite Repeat which is a consignment store in Hanover. Found some good stuff there.
About an hour south of Boston, you will find New Bedford, MA which has a bunch of exciting antique dealers, for example Acushnet River Antiques and New England Demolition and Salvage.
Loads of places in Maine. Closest to Boston might be Route one in Southern Maine which you can do on a day-trip from Boston. One place we thought was fun is Columbary House in Cape Neddick, Maine. They have loads of stuff!
Antique Alley, Rt 4 in New Hampshire
We say - just go there and drive down Rt 4 and stop where you feel like it. There are antique stores all along Rt 4. We saw a little sign along the road for The Betty House which was tucked away in the woods and a real find. The owner was a wonderful older gentleman who was happy telling the story of Betty's antiques and showing us around. Many of the pictures to the right are from there.
In Dover, NH, you will find 'Just the thing' (451 Central Ave, Dover, NH (603) 742-9040) which has a ton of fun things at very reasonable prices. You can easily spend hours here as there is so much to look at!
There are tons of antique stores and antique centers in Vermont so it depends on where you are going. We have spent time on Rt 100 which has some fun stores. Our recommendation is to search online for stores in the area you are going to.
In Quechee, Vermont, you will find Vermont Antique Mall which has tons of stuff. Many different dealers. There is a toy museum too. Nearby is Quechee Gorge which is worth a visit too.
We will add stores here as we find them or get them recommended to us.
There are tons of antique stores in Rhode Island. We will add specific stores here as we find them or hear about them. Have a tip? Let us know.
Wickford Antique Estate Liquidators, 200 Ten Rod Road, North Kingstown, RI 401 294 9707. They had fun, good stuff when we visited. Signal flags, rice baskets, and things for the garden.
Seasonal Antique & Art fairs
Brimfield This is the BEST show!!! It is huge and has everything! 3 x year (May, July & September). Get my top 10 tips for having a great day + inspirational photos here!
Scituate Art Festival - Columbus Day weekend (October)
Greater Boston Antiques Festival Wilmington (October)
Beacon Hill Art Walk
Sage Farm Antique Markets from April to August
See the calendar for more festivals!