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Wilson's Store

September 19, 2005

Experience what life was like before the Civil War at a cozy complex west of Hagerstown. Wilson's General Store, Wilson's Schoolhouse and Wilson House, off U.S. 40, appear much as they did when settler Rufus Wilson built them in the 1850s.

A pot-bellied stove is the store's only source of heat. Wilson Schoolhouse is a one-room school with double desks that have inkwells and slates on the top for ciphering. Wilson House, on National Pike, is on the National Register of Historic places.

Hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. There is no admission charge.

Call 301-582-4718 to ensure access.

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