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The 14 Best Antiquing Towns in the U.S.

The best antiquing towns in the U.S. are located around the country and are a diverse collection of antique heavens for collectors. Found in tiny villages, large cities, and small towns, each destination offers well-stocked stores and busy markets full of antiques from every era or style. Stocking your home or adding to your beloved collection has never been easier thanks to the abundance of quality antique markets and stores around the U.S. Whether it’s in the Deep South, West, Midwest, New England, or somewhere in between, you’re sure to find your next great antiquing adventure here.

Palm Springs, California

Palm Springs Vintage Market in Palm Springs, California (CA) Photo: Palm Springs Vintage Market
Palm Springs Vintage Market in Palm Springs, California (CA) Photo: Palm Springs Vintage Market

It’s no surprise Palm Springs is one of the best antiquing towns in the US. Creativity flourished in the city with architects creating chic homes and venues, now it’s a thrifting mecca for every MCM fan. Palm Springs Antique District is located around Palm Canyon Drive. An assortment of antique stores, as well as the Sunny Dunes Antique Mall, contain everything from vintage clothes to postcards to homewares. If that’s not enough, The Palm Springs Vintage Market is held each spring and fall with a wide variety of merchants of retro, MCM, and vintage wares.

Where: Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262

When: Opening hours vary from one store to the other. Most stores open Monday – Saturday from 10:00 to 17:00 – Palm Springs Vintage Market: 1st Sunday of the month (October to May): 08:00 – 14:00

Palm Beach, Florida

West Palm Beach Antique Row in Palm Beach, Florida (FL) (Photo: Authentic Provence via Facebook)
West Palm Beach Antique Row in Palm Beach, Florida (FL) (Photo: Authentic Provence via Facebook)

Palm Beach’s heritage as a resort town for high society has created a wonderful antiquing district. Antique Row West Palm Beach is one of the premier antique shopping areas in the country according to Architecture Digest. More than 40 antique stores are here and feature antiques from the 17th to the 20th century. There are specialty stores with estate finds in jewelry, linens, and other goods. Antique Row West Palm Beach spans nearly a mile long and offers a wonderful place to seek out a new find.

Where: South Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, FL 33405

When: Opening hours vary from one store to the other. Most stores open Monday – Saturday from 10:00 to 17:00

Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston Antiques District copyright Wynsum Antiques
Charleston Antiques District copyright Wynsum Antiques

Charleston has a heritage that spans back before America began. As a prominent Southern town throughout history, Charleston still maintains its character through charming historic buildings. The architectural history of the city is at the heart of the Charleston Antique District with several stores offering furnishings, decor, and garden accessories. The carefully-curated shops have a dizzying array of wares. The antique scene is regularly recognized by Southern Living and other elite publications as one of the best antiquing towns in the U.S.

Where: King Street, Charleston, SC 29401

When: Opening hours vary from one store to the other. Most stores open Monday – Saturday from 10:00 to 17:00

Clinton, Tennessee

Corner Antiques Clinton copyright Historic Downtown Clinton TN Merchants Association
Corner Antiques Clinton copyright Historic Downtown Clinton TN Merchants Association

Clinton’s Antique District boasts more than 20 shops with antiques and collectibles, the largest collection in the Southeast. Although rich in Americana antiques, there’s a fair collection of European pieces throughout the stores as well. The oldest of the antique shops is Burrville Antiques, a sprawling shop located in the old Wender’s Dry Goods building. Burrville specializes in primitives and home furnishings including salvage. Burrville helped encourage the growth of the area and today, Clinton is one of the best antiquing towns in the U.S.

Where: Market Street, Clinton, TN, 37716

When: Opening hours vary from one store to the other. Most stores open Monday – Saturday from 10:00 to 17:00

Hazel, Kentucky

Blue Moon Antiques in Hazel, Kentucky (KY)(Photo: Blue Moon Antiques Facebook)
Blue Moon Antiques in Hazel, Kentucky (KY)(Photo: Blue Moon Antiques Facebook)

The best antiquing areas aren’t necessarily large. Take Hazel, Kentucky, population 410. Hazel is well-known in the region as Kentucky’s Antique Capital: 14 stores that feature a combined 40,000 square feet. Fodor’s Travel even named the area one of its best antiquing towns in the U.S. Blue Moon Antiques specialties in items for the home with antique furniture, bird cafes, and kitchen items, while Mantiques boasts an amazing collection of advertising signs and gas pumps. The Horse’s Mouth carries a wide variety of depression glassware, lamps, and all kinds of furnishings.

Where: Main Street, Hazel, KY 42049

When: Opening hours vary from one store to the other. Most stores open Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 to 17:00

Buchanan, Virginia

Buchanans Antiques and Miltaria Buchana Virginia
Buchanan’s Antiques and Miltaria in Buchanan, Virginia (VA) (Photo: Buchanan’s Antiques and Miltaria Facebook)

Buchanan Antique District has sprung up from the once-empty storefronts that littered Main Street in Buchanan, Virginia. Several shops are housed in historic properties. A 1900s hardware store-turned antique shop, Best Places Antiques features country and antique furnishings like furniture, glassware, crocks, and lighting fixtures. Explore the two floors of the shop and discover a unique find, then get picking at Picker’ Paradise down the street. Another popular stop is the weekly Buchanan Flea Market which has vendors from throughout the Shenandoah Valley and the state.

Where: Main Street, Buchanan, VA 24066

When: Opening hours vary from one store to the other. Most stores open Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 to 17:00

Stillwater, Minnesota

Stillwater Antique shopping copyright Thomas J Wieland via Discover Stillwater
Stillwater Antique shopping copyright Thomas J Wieland via Discover Stillwater

One of the best antiquing towns is in the US is located just 30 minutes outside Minneapolis. Stillwater Antique District is a thriving historic downtown named one of the prettiest in America by Forbes. Midtown Antique Mall is home to 65 vendors and has all kinds of curiosities from vintage salt and pepper shakers to vintage clothing. Don’t miss a visit to American Gothic Antiques either, as it has a wide selection of Civil War memorabilia, primitives, and other merchandise from multiple dealers. Stillwater’s antique stores will have plenty for any collector.

Where: Main Street, Stillwater, MN 55082

When: Opening hours vary from one store to the other. Most stores open Monday – Saturday from 10:00 to 17:00

Wiscasset, Maine

Wiscasset Antiques copyright Norm Eggert Antique Shop Wiscasset Maine
Wiscasset Antiques copyright Norm Eggert Antique Shop Wiscasset Maine

Maine doesn’t lack for charming small towns, and Wiscasset is definitely a gem. This picturesque hamlet is full of 19th-century Federal architecture and was established as a Native American settlement. Its history lives on in the shops in the Wiscasset Antique District. Several shops are located in historic buildings. Antique and vintage store owners specialize in art, antique weapons, and nautical collectibles. Multiple vendors have procured items that now sit in renowned museums. If looking for a piece for your own museum, consider Wiscasset as you visit the best antiquing towns in the U.S.

Where: Bath Road, Wiscasset, ME  04578

When: Opening hours vary from one store to the other. Most stores open Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 to 17:00

Adamstown, Pennsylvania

Adamstown, PA for Antiques Extravaganza
Adamstown, PA for Antiques Extravaganza

Located in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Antiques Capital USA is a thriving antique district and home to more than 5000 dealers. Antique stores, flea markets, and vintage shops flourish all year-round drawing thousands of shoppers. Each year, collectors of everything under the sun descend upon this scenic area and visit the local dealers. Antique Extravaganza is what makes this one of the best antiquing towns in the US. This special event is held three times annually and features longer shop hours, more vendors, and more bargains both indoors and outside.

Where: N. Reading Road, Adamstown, PA 19501

When: Thursday – Sunday: 10:00 – 18:00 | Monday: 10:00 – 17:00
Antique Extravaganza: last Wednesday until Sunday (5 days) in April, June and September

Galena, Illinois

Galena antique district copyright VisitGalena.org
Galena antique district copyright VisitGalena.org

The Windy City has antique stores and vintage markets galore, but serious antiquers who want a break from the bustle of Chicago head to Galena Antique District. Population 3000, Galena, IL has a great collection of shops both on the historic Main Street known as the “Helluva Half Mile” and around the city. Whether it’s books, toys, advertising collectibles, antique furnishings, or vinyl, you’ll find it among the stocked shops of Galena. Tin Pan Alley is home to MCM, Victorian and French, while Red’s Iron Yard & Wholesale Barn is flush with rustic pieces.

Where: Main Street, Galena, IL 61036

When: Opening hours vary from one store to the other. Most stores open Monday – Saturday from 10:00 to 17:00

Millerton, New York

Millerton copyright Living Greenwich
Millerton copyright Living Greenwich

While New England may have the famous Brimfield Antique Show and other antiquing destinations, serious antique shoppers know the appeal of Millerton Antique District.  This tiny village has been named one of the coolest small towns in America and one of the best antiquing towns in the US. Not too bad for a town that doesn’t even have a population of 1,000. Interior designers, collectors, and antiquers love the Millertown Antique District. Every major design style is represented here for budgets ranging from the small to the colossal.

Where: Main Street, Millerton, NY 12546

When: Opening hours vary from one store to the other. Most stores open Monday – Saturday: 10:00 – 17:00 | Sunday: 12:00 – 17:00

New Orleans, Louisiana

Magazine Street Photo Paul Broussard for gonola.com
Magazine Street Photo Paul Broussard for gonola.com

Beautiful and historic New Orleans is one of the best antiquing towns in the U.S. for two reasons: Royal Street and Magazine Street. Magazine Street has more than 40 shops specializing in 18th and 19th century furniture, costume jewelry, vintage linens, Victorian decor, fine silks, and much more. Located in the French Quarter at the heart of the city, Royal Street is also ideal for antiquers looking for antique silverware, clothing, artwork, furniture, and jewelry among the wares here. Together, the streets feature thousands of square feet of high-end collectibles, antiques, and vintage delights.

Where: Royal Street & Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA  70130

When: Opening hours vary from one store to the other. Most stores open Monday – Saturday: 10:00 – 17:00

Walnut, Iowa

Iowas Antique City photo by Iowas Antique City via facebook
Iowas Antique City photo by Iowas Antique City via facebook

Walnut, Iowa has been crowned “Iowa’s Antique City” since 1987. Long known as one of the best antiquing towns in the U.S, Walnut has more than 15 antique stores among its tree-lined streets. In addition to offering a great variety of antique merchandise in its shops, the city draws even more vendors each June for the Walnut Antique Show. During the Antique Show hundreds of dealers span 17 blocks and fill two indoor halls. It’s a big community event and there’s often delicious food for sale for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Where: Antique City Dr, Walnut, IA 51577

When: Opening hours vary from one store to the other. Most stores open Monday – Saturday: 10:00 – 17:00 |Sunday: 12:00 – 17:00 + Yearly Antique Show on Father’s Day weekend (Friday to Sunday)

Kansas City, Missouri

45th and State Line Road copyright theKansasCityStar.45thandState
45th and State Line Road copyright theKansasCityStar.45thandState

Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas are both among the best antiquing towns in the U.S. thanks to 45th and State Line Road. State Line Road runs along the line between the states of Kansas and Missouri, with the location an antique wonderland. You can browse all sorts of curios, collectibles, antiques, and vintage items in various stores and markets along the road. First Fridays Festival at West Bottoms in MO is has vendors set up shop in converted warehouses to sell secondhand finds, vintage items, and antiques galore on select weekends.

Where: State Line Road & 45th Ave, Kansas City, KS 66103

When: Opening hours vary from one store to the other. Most stores open Monday – Sunday: 10:00 – 17:00

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