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The Mid-Atlantic region is rich in historic American destinations. Starting in New York State and working south through Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia, antique lovers will find a nearly unlimited supply of antique purveyors, as well as historic landmarks such as Independence Hall, Annapolis and Mount Vernon.

Destinations

Richmond, VA

Heading up interstate 95 for New England this summer? Antiquing on the way? Then a stop in the capital of the Commonwealth is required! Richmond, Virginia, originally established by Francis West in 1609, was laid out by William Byrd II in 1737. The capital of the Confederacy in 1861 is now, a hip, friendly, modern city that welcomes visitors from around the world. It’s easy to get around, and accommodations can be inexpensive. First stop, the State Capitol  More »

Virginia's Hunt Country

Also known as Hunt County, Loudoun was first settled in the early 18th century and is a place painted with rolling hills and charming stone houses. Also associated with this area is horseback riding, and fox hunts, introduced from England in 1748; the tradition continues to this day. Loudoun County is home to 24 antiques stores, a majority of them located in Leesburg, Middleburg, Hamilton, Purcellville, and Lovettsville. In these shops you’ll find items that range from shabby chic to period  More »

Metro Washington DC

These areas are not only filled with politicians and government employees, they’re home to numerous antiquing destinations. In 1946, Alexandria became the country’s third historic district – it retains its 18th century personality to this day. You can find this historic personality in the areas approximately 20 antique shops, several of which have earned a national reputation. Alexandria also puts on two high-profile antique shows, featuring outstanding American, English, Continental, and  More »

Maryland Eastern Shore & Annapolis

For three hundred years Annapolis has been a maritime center. Chartered by Queen Anne in 1708, Annapolis is known for its elegant homes, sailing culture and vessels, unique charm and the US Naval Academy – an important part of Annapolis’ personality. Also an integral part of Annapolis life, the upscale antique shops, which include stores oriented to decorators. Across the bridge, on the opposite side of Chesapeake Bay, are more multi-dealer shops and malls, which feature everything from  More »

Lancaster County, PA

Lancaster County often appears on the best places in the U.S. to shop for antiques list –and for good reason. With its prosperous farms, German heritage, and tradition of craftsmanship, not only are there many unique objects to be found, there’s plenty of scenery and culture to absorb while you shop as well. Within a 25-mile radius of Lancaster, you’ll find more than 150 antique dealers, simply by driving along country roads and through many of the surrounding towns, which include  More »

Brandywine Valley

In between Wilmington and Philadelphia is an area rich in beautiful countryside, fine estates, museums, historical towns and impressive antique shops. An even bigger reason to visit the area, however --is Henry Francis Dupont, his awe-inspiring collection of American period rooms and arts is on display at the Winterthur Museum. This is one of the best places in the nation to see and learn about American antiques; possessing 85,000 objects dating from 1640 to 1860. Once you’ve made your way  More »

Philadelphia

Known as the “city of brotherly love,” Philadelphia is where America’s founding fathers drafted the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. Philadelphia is also where you can find antiques galore. The fact that Philadelphia is home to an estimated 100 antique shops, some of the country’s foremost dealers, and the annual Philadelphia Antiques Show, makes Philly a premiere destination for antiquing. The Philadelphia Antiques Show features 60 dealers and draws serious  More »

New Hope, PA & Lambertville, NJ

Along the sparkling Delaware River lies the beautiful counties of Bucks County, Pennsylvania and Hunterdon County, New Jersey, both of which offer a rich oasis of antique shops. The epicenter of antiquing in these counties sits directly opposite each other on the Delaware in the towns of New Hope and Lambertville. With a long history in farming and waterpower and transportation, each town has about 40 shops, along with restaurants, Inns and 18th-and 19th-century buildings, making the towns  More »

The Hamptons

The place to be, and be seen, the Hamptons extends to Montauk Point, through the towns, Hamptons-East Hampton, Southhampton, Bridgehampton, Hampton Bays, and Westhampton. Charmed with beautiful beaches, quaint villages, freshwater ponds, vineyards, and restaurants serving freshly-caught fish, the Hamptons is also charmed with a delightful array of antique shops. More than 65 shops are located on the South Fork, in 15 villages along the 48-mile stretch of Route 27, from East Moriches to Montauk.  More »

New York City

Believe it or not, besides being the entertainment, cultural melting pot, and restaurant capital of the world, the Big Apple also offers some of the finest antiques in the world. From bargain items to consignment pieces, to objects recently being sold at Christie’s for 8.5 million, when it comes to antiques, there is no shortage of things to buy in New York City. In Brooklyn and Manhattan there are literally thousands of shops. And because the City is always growing and changing, more and  More »

Central New York

Along Route 20 in central New York, the towns of Madison and Bouckville are utopias for avid antique collectors. With their farm-dotted landscapes, and colorful local history, one could easily make a weekend of antiquing in these adorable towns. All easily reachable by car, you’ll find over 50 shops here selling everything from farmhouse finds to painted country furniture to iron, crockery, linens and architectural salvages. The antiques get even more plentiful during the third weekend in  More »

Hudson Valley - NY

The history of the Hudson Valley is as vast and rich as the antiques the area possesses. Named after an Englishman who sailed the Atlantic seeking the northwest passage to China, the Hudson Valley, located 30 miles up river from New York City, boasts over 60 shops and streets that recall an earlier time. Historic storefronts are filled with American pieces, English and European furnishings, Asian items, fine art, ceramics and objects dating as far back as the 16th century. The range of antiques  More »

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