A trip to Lehman’s in the tiny village of Kidron, OH is like going shopping and visiting a museum at the same time. The walls of this iconic old time general store are lined with museum-quality antiques, and the shelves are full of practical and pretty items for your home and garden.
There is something for everyone at Lehman’s, from the young to the young-at-heart. The full loop of the store is almost a quarter mile long! As you enter the lobby, make sure to stop in the buggy barn, where you will see the one-of-a-kind three-dimensional wood carvings by Amish Artist Paul Weaver. Every fourth Saturday of the month, Paul will be at the store to answer questions and give some background on these amazing works of art. Pictures just do not do them justice; you need to see them in person!
The south end of the store includes books and puzzles, and the café serving snacks, salads, sandwiches, desserts and specialty drinks. Plan to spend some time in the newly remodeled housewares room to stock up on everything you need for cooking and baking, as well as an impressive display of cast iron and cookie cutters.
Visit the pantry for locally produced foods like noodles, canned meat, jams and jellies and salty snacks and treats.
You’ll want to spend hours browsing the toy room, with Amish made wooden toys, and the board games that will lead to hours of fun.
Treat yourself to hand made soaps, lotions and old-time remedies in the personal care room and check out the apparel room with something for him or her.
The lamp and candle area has everything you need for ambiance or for when the power goes out. Pick up gifts for friends and family in the year ‘round Christmas room.
At the other end of the store, you will find gardening tools and supplies, as well as bird houses and feeders and a newly expanded knife department. Tour our Tiny House on a Tiny Homestead – with 200 square feet of practicality and adorability, the tour won’t take long!
Head down the ramp to see the grills, wood heating and cooking stoves, water pumps and filters and everything else you need to live off-grid.
Whether you are a serious homesteader, or a curious visitor to Ohio’s Amish Country, Lehman’s is a must-see stop. Visit Lehmans.com/events for the full schedule of family-friendly festivals, workshops and classes and plan your road trip today.
4779 Kidron Rd.
Kidron, OH 44618
800.438.5346 | lehmans.com
(Photos courtesy of Lehman’s.)