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Looking for bargain shopping in that warm General Store atmosphere?
Visit Needful Things in historic downtown Charles Town, WV located just blocks from the Charles Town Races and Slots and a few miles outside Harpers Ferry. We offer rare antiques, collectibles, new and used furniture and clothing, household goods, electronics, used books and records,  instruments, jewelry and a slew of other unique merchandise you can't find anywhere else. Our 50's-style Cafe offers a break from your browsing for a great breakfast or lunch.

Look for the Peanuts Gang sitting out front to greet you and you know you're at the right place!
Eat and're sure to find something at Needful Things! 

 Needful Things Shopping Include: 

  • Furniture - new and used, complete bedroom, dining room and living room sets 
  • Household Items - fine china, everyday tableware, kitchenware, glassware, centerpieces and lots more 
  • Art, Antiques and Curious - from the 1700's to present day, prints, pictures, modern and African art, collectibles 
  • Clothing, Etcetera - from top name-brand to second-hand, including shoes, jewelry and accessories 
  • Electronics - Stereos, televisions, radios, car stereos -- and free in-store Wifi connection 
  • Music, Movies and More - CD's, DVD's, old records, movies and video games 

 Historically Speaking...

Needful Things is a family-owned store founded in 1968 and has been growing strong for three generations. We are located in the St. George building, which was built in 1850. Since then, it has been a dry good store and a place to buy everyday needs. In the 1930's it became Newberry's and in 1994 the building was purchased by the Masemer's. The eight apartments, store and cafe were completely renovated plus the front was restored to resemble a post card found dating 1906. The commercial space was expanded in 2007 to 11,000 square feet to accomodate clothing, books and electronics. The vintage building and current eclectic inventory evoke a time of slower, more personal commerce; which makes for a fun 21st-Century shopping excursion!

Thanks for visiting...we hope to see you in the store!

Melissa Glascock
Alice and Dwayne Masemer
The Needful Things Staff

When you see us out we are open stop by and say HI
When you see us out we are open stop by and say HI