Shopping for antiques is like going on a treasure hunt, you never know what hidden gems you may stumble upon. From vintage glasswares, rare mid-century collectibles, to furniture, signs and more, you can find a little bit of everything along Indiana’s famous Antique Alley.
Antique Alley is a hotbed of vintage finds and is one of Indiana’s most diverse antique destinations. Two different trails will guide you to more than 1,200 antique dealers offering a plethora of fun finds.
Begin in Richmond by picking up your Antique Alley Trail 1 brochure or by downloading copies here. From Richmond, you’ll want to travel along the Historic National Road, and take in the sights along the National Scenic Byway.
Your first stop will be in Centerville where you’ll find four shops and one of Indiana’s largest antique malls. History is everywhere in Centerville. The unique architecture with the 5 remaining arch ways date from 1823 through 1836 and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Antique stores are found throughout this historic town including Centerville Antique Mall with 500+ booths available to browse through 85,000 square feet. If the sun is shining, you won’t want to skip Miss Bessie Buhl’s Eclectic Gardens. This thrilling shopping experience takes you through courtyards, porches and sheds full of antiques, repurposed items and vintage finds.
Next is historic Cambridge City, the hub of Antique Alley, with more than ten distinctive shops and malls within a two-block area. If you’re the kind of shopper that likes to park once and walk from store to store – all within a few steps of one another – Cambridge City is the place to go.
The National Road Antique Mall features 90+ antique dealers throughout two floors. With furniture, glass ware, jewelry and more than 20,000 vintage postcards, you never know what you’ll stumble across in this must visit location. Down the street, Building 125 is 10,000 square feet of treasure hunting experience with 4 connected buildings allowing you to truly immerse yourself in the antique buying experience. An extraordinary shop along main street, The Log House Antiques, is located in an authentic 1830's log cabin. High Hats Antique Mall offers not only a shopping experience but also a place to rest your head with a unique bed & breakfast, The Inn at High Hats. With so many shops to visit, you’ll need more than a day to visit them all, so plan an overnight stay overlooking the historic town.
Less than 15 minutes from Cambridge City sits Hagerstown. The Shoppes of East Main #1 & #2 are located in the heart of Hagerstown featuring antiques of all kinds, home decor and gifts. You are bound to discover something mesmerizing to take home with you.
These suggestions barely touch the surface! You’ll need to plan an overnight stay in order to truly immerse into Antique Alley and visit every location that catches your attention. Visit our lodging page or special packages to look for accommodations that fit your needs.
If you’re ready to start the treasure hunt for pieces of the past, then Indiana’s Antique Alley is a trip you need to start planning today.