TAPP into Tappahannock and Essex County’s locally owned gift shops, farmers markets and booming antiquing scene.

TAPP into nautical gifts, unique clothing and home décor found throughout a downtown of close-knit shopkeepers who love to share what they treasure most about Tappahannock and Essex County. Our antique mall, the largest in the region, will keep you (and the kids) busy for hours. Bring home something special to remind you of your stay.

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Acme Antiques

Are you at the circus or an antique mall? Acme Antiques is anything but your typical shopping experience. It’s almost impossible to describe the volume of collectibles found throughout more than 100 booths that can occupy you for hours. Make sure you look in every direction, including skyward as all sorts of toys and bling light up from every direction. The constantly changing inventory includes everything from Tonka trucks and vintage décor to man-cave fun and stunning oyster jewelry made by the Northern Neck’s own Marilou Bray.

Almost New Thrift and Retail Store

New or like-new clothing, shoes, handbags, furniture and more at reasonable prices.

Buddy’s Home Furnishings

Brand name furniture, appliances, electronics and computers to rent to own.

Crying Shame

Jewelry by Waxing Poetic, calendars, bottle holders key rings and more by Lilly Pulitzer along with Lafco candles, serving-ware, napkins, house flags, sleepwear, makeup bags, travel cases, greeting cards and Christopher Mize paintings. This nautically themed gift shop and custom framing shop was named for the boat belonging to the former owner.

Hive Five Apiary & Bee Supply

By-appointment only. Find beekeeping supplies; bees raised and cared for organically; pure, local honey; seasonal jams, jellies and marmalades; blended teas and rare spices; and country crafts.

Martin Sale Furniture

Family-owned and operated, Martin Sale Furniture has been serving the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck for more than 60 years. Indoor and outdoor furniture along with bedding, home entertainment and accessories.

Millers Greenhouse

Seasonal plants, annuals, perennials, natives and succulents.

Mums and Bubs

A space on Prince Street for littles to play while their mothers connect. Yoga workshops, book signing, circle time for moms and book signings, all the brainstorm of mother of three Blake Slusser, who is a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and doula.


Your stop for Tappahannock Strong shirts, women and children’s fashion, sustainable candles and a hand-curated mixture of finds, many monogramable. Chat with owner Hannah Parker, whose middle name is Norwood.

Pammy’s Produce

Local veggies and seafood with seasonable fruit and flowers all grown on the farm of owners Pammy and Pete Jones. Mobjack Bay coffee, beef, pork and seafood along with juices, sauces, dips and jams all made under the Pammy’s Produce label. The Amish whisk broom is a top seller.



SpunThings will be the place to find quality yarns for all the knitters and crocheters in the area. From beginners who want to learn, to advance who might want to teach. SpunThings is getting involved with the community by offering something instead of asking for something.

Sunnyside Grocery

One-stop shop offering everything from cold beverages and salty snacks to chainsaw oil and diesel fuel. Ask about Temple’s Homemade Breakfast Biscuits and Famous Pulled Pork Barbecue. Finds include penny candy!

Tappahannock Farmer’s Market

More than 90 vendors selling baked goods, fresh seafood, meat and produce, crafts and plants gather on the 3rd Saturday of the month between April-November at the intersection of Cross and Prince streets. Onsite dining with live music.

Tappahannock Furniture Store

You’re always a friend at Tappahannock Furniture, family-owned and operated for more than 60 years. Vast selection includes indoor and outdoor furniture, home entertainment, bedding, home office and accessories.

The Essex Florist

Same-day flower delivery from full service flower shop in Tappahannock and the surrounding area. FTD florist.

Thyme in a Basket

Melissa Foster’s passion for teaching and making baskets along with her affinity for herbs inspired the name of this charming shop full of handmade gifts. The specially curated inventory includes women’s clothing and accessories, home décor, jewelry, soaps and toys. If you see a basket, Melissa probably made it!

T-Town Tack Work & Western Wear

The one-stop shop for horse enthusiasts specializes in clothing and cowboy boots and hats, jewelry and gifts. Saddles, stirrups, harnesses, martingales, bridles, reins, bits, breastplates and more!

Virginia Shoe Clinic

New footwear and shoe and belt repair. Includes custom leather products, orthotics and motorcycle gear

Watts & Sons Supermarket

Fresh chicken, pork and beef cut in house. Seasonal produce and all the staples.

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