T. Bagge Merchant
626 S. Main Street
Constructed 1775, exterior restored 1955
No ticket required. Open on Mondays from Sept. 28 through December.
Built as a store to serve the whole community, the building had been converted into a residence by the early 20th century with a raised roof and restyled. Built of rubble stone but covered in flat stucco with false joints, it again appears as if it were made from cut stone.
T. Bagge: Merchant is still the ‘community store,’ but now for Old Salem Museums & Gardens. This historic shop offers visitors a unique opportunity to purchase distinctive merchandise from tradesmen, craftsmen, and select vendors. T. Bagge also offers a large array of educational children’s toys and books.