Kentucky Tourism
Back to Do

PENN'S STORE

Region Gravel Switch, Kentucky - Bourbon, Horses & History
ADD TO MY TRIP ADD TO MY TRIP
CONTACT

257 Penn's Store Road
Gravel Switch, KY 40422

A store site since 1845 and in the Penn family since 1850, Penn's Store is the oldest country store in America in continuous ownership and operation by the same family. You are most welcome to come by, sit a spell and visit an American original. Penn's Store also served as the community's first post office, opening on Nov. 7, 1882, with the postmark reading, ''Rollings, Kentucky.'' The postal section adjacent to the main store room displays some memorabilia from those earlier days. Inside the store, the sagging floor and shelves, hand rubbed countertops, and glass showcases are testaments to its history and age. 
FIND NEARBY