Did you know that Hamilton is the boyhood home of JC Penney? It’s true! When you come for a visit to our quilt shops, you’ll definitely want to leave some time to visit the JC Penney Museum and boyhood home. And since Hamilton is a (fabulous) small town, everything is right within walking distance.
Just two blocks down from the main shop, you’ll see the JC Penney Museum at 312 N Davis Street. Hours are Monday thru Friday, 9am-5pm and Saturday from 9am-12pm.
Walk in, head to the right and you’ll find a room full of memorabilia!
Oh! Hey there, J.C.!
Check out the gorgeous desk!
Open since 1976, there is so much history and a wide variety of unique retail artifacts here! If you’re looking for a place to send your husband while you shop, this is a great option!
Back across the hall is the Hamilton Library!
Head back toward the main shop and you’ll see the JCP boyhood home just across the street. Tours of the inside of the home are available. Just inquire at the Museum to see if someone is available to show you around!
Remember that part about everything being in walking distance? The building in the background is our longarm quilting building. Which also happens to be the old library!
We love being surrounded by such great pieces of history and we’re proud to show off our hometown. We hope to see you here soon! If you’re planning a visit, be sure to check out all of the posts in the Hamilton Visitor’s Guide series!