Ruddy's General Store Museum, Palm Springs

Ruddy's General Store Museum, Palm Springs (must see)

The Ruddy's General Store Museum represents the past, especially the 1930s and early 1940s. It is filled with general store merchandise and fixtures collected by a depression-era liquidator and kept in a basement for 40 years. Everything is authentic – no recreations – and over 95% of the items are filled with their original contents. Hardware, clothing, food, pharmacy, board games, tobacco, cleaning products, etc., etc., – and the docent is there to answer any questions. Admission is only $1.00 and well worth the time. Much fun!

Why You Should Visit:
Not a place to shop but a fun place to remember items from the past and giggle at what folks used to buy!
Neighboring this museum are other mini-museums that are free/donation if desired, so it is worth the trip.

Tip:
Be sure to ask the guide what some of her favorite items are and she'll point out some hidden gems.

Opening Hours:
Thu-Sun: 10am-4pm

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Ruddy's General Store Museum on Map

Sight Name: Ruddy's General Store Museum
Sight Location: Palm Springs, USA
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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