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W. H. Tupper General Merchandise Museum

311 North Main Street

W. H. Tupper operated his General Merchandise Store beginning in 1910 in a rural community just north of Jennings, Louisiana.

When he closed the doors in 1949, the complete inventory remained on the shelves, undisturbed, until 1971 when it was carefully packed and warehoused. There it remained until his grandson Joe Tupper, Jr., donated the store's contents for the creation of the W. H. Tupper General Merchandise Museum.

This unique museum offers visitors a glimpse of nearly every facet of early twentieth century life in rural Louisiana. Experience a simpler time when townsfolk picked up their mail, bought groceries, shopped for notions and toys and caught up on the news -- all at the same place, the Tupper General Merchandise Store.


Timothy Kiefer

Monday, Aug. 6, 2018
This place is great! I really enjoyed going back in time here. I especially liked the Telephone Museum in the back!

Brittany Earnest

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
It has a children's museum in the back but it was INCREDIBLE. I love history. The old telephones entertained the kids while I walked the general store museum. Go explore it if you ever come to visit! I'm from Georgia. Must see place.

Bo Eldridge

Friday, June 29, 2018
This was a neat place to visit. Old store just like it was the day it closed. If you take your time a lot to see.

Kittie Sonnier

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
A walk through the past. Many treasures to see as well as home-grown and homemade objects.

Jason Slater

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017
Incredible collection of merchandise from a family general store that was closed in 1949. Great story of how the merchandise ended up there. There is also surprise in back... a separate museum dedicated to the history of the telephone system put together by the AT&T Pioneer volunteers with tons of rare telephones and equipment dating from the 1880s to modern times.

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