The museum "where time stands
still," has served the needs of Palmyrans and Erie "Canawlers" as a
boarding house, tavern, bakery, and general store since its
construction in 1826. Proprietor William Phelps completed
renovations to the store by 1875, subsequently left untouched by his
son Julius, who locked the doors in 1940, leaving a curious retail
time capsule for you and your family to explore. Upstairs you’ll
visit the elegant Phelps’ family home with post-Civil War
furnishings and Victorian splendor, unspoiled by electricity or
indoor plumbing, where Sibyl Phelps resided until her passing in
1976! The haunting presence of the Phelps’ 108 year legacy remains
to this day.
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THE PHELPS GENERAL STORE.