Curiosity draws one to the prolonged existence of F.H. Gillingham & Sons, the continuity of family ownership, plus the importance of this general 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 the railroad warehouse, nail bins, new designer shelves, first refrigeration system, and added delivery service. Archives on Woodstock's social history, personal history patterns, along with the customs about the Gillingham family success, is uncovered in the vast collection of artifacts and documents within this brick and mortar.
Forward to current times, F.H. Gillingham & Sons created a website so that friends and family could find their favorite products when not in town. Renowned throughout Woodstock and New England, Gillingham's has always been the source for the traditional, nostalgic, and specialty gift. Visit and take in a true Vermont general store experience.