A Vintage Rowayton
General Store c. 1910:
The Dibble Market
Today, Rowayton Market
Come see a recreation of the Dibble Market filled with treasures from
Like so many general stores in New England, Alphonse Dibble’s store was a place that one could get just about anything they needed. The market sold grain and horse medicine, cookware and clothing, tobacco and coffee, stoves and boots, remedies and pocket watches, sewing notions and writing paper, and a variety of dry goods, produce, and meat. Probably some of the eggs that were sold at the store came from the Dibble’s own hens, housed in one of the family’s barns. Dibble’s Store also served a meeting place to exchange town gossip, and a convenient location to play a game of checkers or send a wire.
The store was a centerpiece of village life, and whenever a packet ship arrived at the dock, everyone headed to the store to see what new items had been added to the inventory: new fabrics, new household goods, and the latest in modern conveniences.
Tuesdays 9:30 - 11:30 am
Fridays during the Farmers MKT 1:00 - 3:00 pm
and by appointment
The Bazaar is back!
Saturday, November 26th
12:00 - 5:00 pm
Sunday, November 27th
12:00 - 6:00 pm
Get a jump on your holiday shopping while supporting local vendors, crafts people, and Historic Rowayton at the HR Holiday Bazaar!
$1 admission to benefit the Raymond Boathouse
The Pinkney holiday train show is back!
For the first time since COVID, the perennially popular Rowayton-in-miniature is returning along with a brand new exhibit of Brian Kammerer’s extraordinary dioramas.
Admission $5 per person for adults and teens;
children under 12 are free.
Masks are encouraged.