A Vermont General Store
in the heart of Woodstock, Vermont
Curiosity draws one to the prolonged existence of F.H. Gillingham & Sons General Store, the continuity of family ownership, plus the importance of the store's role in the community. Frank and Jireh Billings, proudly carry on the tradition started, in 1886, by their great-grandfather, Frank Henry Gillingham.
F.H. Gillingham & Sons is located in the original building at 16 Elm Street, Woodstock, Vermont. A visit to the store is a step back in time, where you will find traditional and latest products all in one place. The information available in the archives of the building, reaches far beyond the commodities of the store: they also chart their railroad warehouse, nail bins, new designer shelves, first refrigeration system, and added delivery service. The information about Woodstock's social history, the personal history patterns, along with the customs about the Gillingham family success is uncovered in the vast collection of artifacts and documents.
Forward to current times, F.H. Gillingham & Sons created a web site so that friends and family could get their favorite products when not in town. Renowned throughout Woodstock and New England, Gillingham's has always been the "source" for gift boxes of all shapes and sizes for any occasion.