Noted on the Pakenham General Store’s Facebook page:

In 1840 the Pakenham General Store opened it’s doors and began a long tradition of serving the mercantile needs of the Village of Pakenham.

Today we stand as one of the longest continually run General Stores in North America and welcome you to celebrate the legacy that has continued for the past 175 years.

Our world has changed tremendously since 1840 but you can take a moment to step back in time as you walk through our doors. Look around at the original store counters, floors and memoribila so carefully preserved by the original owners. Our model train encircling the Store takes us back to the bygone days of train travel.

We are planning a day of celebrations to bring the old and the new together. Mark your calendars now for Saturday August 1st from 11 to 3. A day filled with special treats, fantastic sales and of course our most famous Cinnamon Buns. As we celebrate our 175th Anniversary, the Olde Crow Creek next door enters into their 2nd Anniversary. Don’t forget to stop by and wish Angie a Happy Anniversary as well.

Watch our Facebook page as we roll out more details on our upcoming celebration.