Welcome to the Town Wharf General Store
In addition to our online business, we’re an actual destination. The building that houses the general store was built in 1798 and our storefront has been many things over the years from whaling shipyard sail loft, to carpenter shop, dry-goods store, dentist office, bakery and now the Town Wharf General Store. We’d love to have you come visit the general store at 10 Water Street in the heart of Mattapoisett's village. Spend time on the town wharf and breath in the salt air. Wander around the village and pass historic homes with pretty gardens tucked behind picket fences. We’re sure you’ll love our village as much as we do.
Provisions + Unusual Goods
“Come on in! Let us know if we can help you.” That’s what you’ll hear from behind the counter when you walk in to our general store. We prefer to let customers browse uninterrupted, without too much salesmanship. We’re here if you need us to make recommendations, share information about a new product, and help you find something special but otherwise, there’s very little pressure. For a small store, there’s a lot to look at. And it can take some time to walk through and take it all in. We’ve tastefully merchandised almost every corner of the store to present a constantly changing inventory of small-batch products from local makers in New England and beyond. The made in New England moniker is something we very much subscribe to at the Town Wharf General Store.
Take A Look At What We Have To Offer
In the general store and on this site you’ll find a fun mix of products. It starts with our very popular TWGS merchandise with the whale-on-the-bike logo. We sell lots of hats, t-shirts, sweatshirts…you get the idea. And we always have a new t-shirt every Summer that has become a collector’s item. We offer a large selection of specialty foods, coffee beans and teas, fresh baked breads and bakery goods from the acclaimed Pain D’Avignon bakery on Cape Cod. A curated selection of housewares and gifts like blankets from Maine, garden pots fired just down the road, classic kids’ toys, essential hardware items from Acorn Manufacturing, a large candle selection, all natural beauty products, cutting-boards, textiles, plateware, glassware and other kitchenware made by craftsmen from across New England. There are quirky greeting cards, wrapping paper, and other paper products made by letterpress artists from rural parts of the region. There are also the hugely popular TWGS signature products like our Gift Crates filled with small-batch products(we select, package and ship anywhere for you); our nautical Rope Wreaths made by a local knot tier (these have been shipping all over the world); or the handmade heavy-canvas boat bags made for us by a retired sail maker. Our cooler is always stocked with cold drinks, artisan cheeses from across New England, hummus and delicious locally made dips, Vermont cultured butter, smoked sausages, pates, and fresh eggs from neighboring farms. Shopping at TWGS is the ideal solution for a movie night snack, an impromptu dinner party, a bike ride pick-me-up, gift shopping for an important occasion, provisioning for your boat trip, or just some good’ole fashion retail therapy for yourself. And if you can’t decide what to buy, you can always get one of our very attractive gift cards.
Coffee, Tea, Donuts
We’ve also built a small coffee bar in the back of the general store where we serve Jim’s Organic Coffee all day long. Stop in for a cup of award winning local joe, or choose from a selection of Boston’s MEM Teas. And be sure to visit with us on the weekend when we serve a selection of some of the best donuts on the South Coast.
Beer + Wine
And finally, in late 2018 we built an addition on to the general store in order to fit our beer and wine offering, among other things. While we may not have a vast selection, we have a very thoughtful choice of craft beers and artisanal wines from small family-owned vineyards both in the U.S. and abroad. Our beer and wine shop is a great place to stop in and find an affordable selection, and pick up other provisions and unusual goods.