Adamstown, Pennsylvania
On the hunt for Amish antiques.

From the March 24, 2003 Issue of New York

The Sunday antiquing scene can seem pretty much the same from one town to the next. What makes Adamstown special are the Pennsylvania Dutch accents—festively painted pine furniture, hand-carved butter molds, hex signs, museum-quality quilts, and redware pottery—amid its global jumble. Authentic redware is a rarity, but the next best thing may well be Jeff White’s irresistible repros at Booth No. 1 in the Stoudtburg Antiques Mall, one of two giant co-ops (the other is Renningers) on Route 272’s Antiques Mile. From April to October, don’t miss Shupp’s Grove on Route 897. Locals know this is where the deals are. Dinner at 53-year-old Zinn’s Diner is mandatory for nostalgia buffs (tuck into the shoofly pie). Book a room at Living Spring Farm Bed & Breakfast, an eighteenth-century farmhouse on 32 acres.

Adamstown is about two and a half hours from New York. Stoudtburg Antiques Mall (717-484-2757;; Renningers Antiques Market (717-336-2177;; Shupp’s Grove (717-484-4115;; Zinn’s Diner (717-336-2210;; Living Spring Farm (from $95; 888-329-1275;

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Antiques Capital - Guide to local antique dealers and stores.

Photograph: Courtesy of Adams Antiques.