History comes alive all over Georgia, in all sorts of places, so it’s no surprise that Georgia is one of the best places in the country to find vintage items and antiques. If you intend to visit every place you can find to determine which are the best antique stores in Georgia, you’ve come to the right state.
It isn’t difficult to find a great antique store in Georgia, but you do have to go in prepared. Knowing where to shop is only part of the preparation; you should also know where to eat and where to stay. To get started on your antiquing adventure, have a look at what’s in store — and what’s in antique stores — for you in North Georgia.
The 7 Best Antique Stores in Georgia
Not all antique stores are created equal — or sell genuine articles — so it’s wise to do your homework first. And, while you’re off on an antiquing adventure across the Peach State, particularly in North Georgia, you’d be smart to stay at a hotel in the area where you can store all the vintage treasures you’re sure to find at these antique marketplaces!
Let’s take a closer look at the 7 best antique stores in Georgia!
1093 Franklin St, Dillard, GA 30537
You won’t be disappointed stopping by the Appalachian Trader. The Appalachian Trader owners have traveled across New England, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Missouri, Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky in search of the best antique treasures. And over the course of 36-plus years, Appalachian Trader has amassed a trove of country primitives, old tools, cast iron cookware, fishing gear, and more. If you’re looking for authentic finds, stop by this North Georgia antique store located at 1093 Franklin Street.
Carol’s Back Porch Antiques
1127 Franklin St, Dillard, GA 30537
Carol’s Back Porch Antiques is home to 10 antique dealers. The 8,000 square-foot space is filled with garden items, weather vanes, vintage linens, old quilts, enamelware, metal garden chairs, and much more. And when you’ve had your fill of antique shopping, take a rest on the “Porch” and revel your rare finds. Carol’s Back Porch Antiques is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from ! p.m. to 5 pm. Stop by this antique mall to find some unique gems.
6804 US-441, Dillard, GA 30537
Dejavu Antiques is also located in Dillard, making it the perfect place to visit while hitting the other antique stores in town. The owners of Dejavu Antiques have spent decades searching for the best antiques across the United States. This shop offers vintage Fenton glassware, Johnson Brothers dinnerware, an assortment of art pottery, and many other prizes.
Culpepper’s Otto Depot
8214 Georgia Rd, Otto, NC 28763
Although it is located in Otto, North Carolina, Culpepper’s Otto Depot is worth mentioning on this list of the best antique stores in Georgia. This antique store is truly unique and is right on the Georgia-North Carolina border. It offers the finest antique light fixtures, wrought iron decor pieces, one-of-a-kind pottery, and so much more. This architectural salvage store brings in truckloads of inventory monthly. From wagons to butter churns, you never know what you might find at Culpepper’s Otto Depot!
Antiques & Collectibles of Dahlonega
35 E Main St, Dahlonega, GA 30533
Dozens upon dozens of vendors call this Dahlonega, GA, antique mall home. Those in search of sports memorabilia, vintage (or vintage-style) home decor, upcycled items, and more won’t be disappointed with any visit to Antiques and Collectibles of Dahlonega. If you’re staying at a hotel in the region, be sure to bring along an empty suitcase for all of the goodies you’re sure to pick up while visiting.
Mountain Laurel Antique Mall 48 mins
233 Friendship Church Rd, Cleveland, GA 30528
Within Mountain Laurel Antique Mall’s 18,000 square-feet, you can find art deco and art nouveau items, fine antiques, crystal and glassware, cabin furniture, accessories, lamps, and more. They’ve just about got it all, so when out and about, look for the “big yellow building” and see what you can discover!
Yesterday’s Treasures Antique Mall
6772 Hwy, US-441, Dillard, GA 30537
Complete your antique shopping excursion at Yesterday’s Treasures Antique Mall in Dillard, Georgia. Yesterday’s Treasures is known as a place to go for real antiques. With over 50 dealers, this North Georgia antique store is filled to the brim with vintage lithographs, Civil War artifacts, Coca Cola collectables, crocheted bedspreads, and more. You won’t be disappointed after spending the day sifting through legitimate antiques at Yesterday’s Treasures Antique Mall. At 14,000 square-feet, it is one of the largest antique stores in the tri-county area!
Kick Back and Relax After All that Shopping
Once your quest for the best antique stores in Georgia has been completed, or even if you’re in the midst of it, you need a place to rest your weary legs. Lake Rabun Hotel, the last surviving mountain lodge on a lake in Georgia, is the perfect place to put up your feet, take in your surroundings more fully, and recharge for the next day.
Antiquing in Georgia is a unique experience, and staying at the Lake Rabun Hotel — in operation since 1922 — only adds to the fun and the atmosphere. Before you go antiquing in Georgia, be sure to book your stay at the Lake Rabun Hotel.