Antique hunting is always a good way to spend an afternoon, IMHO. It’s an acquired taste, I suppose, based on a variety of factors ranging from frugal desires to unique decorating tastes. One of my favorite places to search for treasures of a bygone era is the Bargain Barn in Hughesville, MD.
The Bargain Barn is hard to miss. It was originally built in the 1930’s and was used for decades as a tobacco barn, and some local residents may even remember the tobacco auctions that were once held there. Today the tobacco barns are used as an over-sized antique mall.
The selection of stuff there is eclectic, to say the least. Everything from antique furniture to used pots and pans clutter the shelves and stalls of local vendors. I usually end up sending an hour or two perusing the shops. There are a bunch of different vendors renting space to set up shop, so the range of items is unusual. It’s also a great place to haggle for a deal, and I’m addicted to trying to get a discount!
Hour of Operation:
The Bargain Barn is open on weekends, 9-5 on Saturdays and 12-5 on Sundays.