The Dauphinais family welcomes you to the Grafton Country Store. Both Craig and Carol were born and raised in Grafton along with their four daughters who all work at the store. Carol grew up four houses away from the store and now raise their family on the other side of the common. We want everyone who walks in the store to feel like family! We take pride in our super friendly atmosphere and personal service and wonderful selection of unique gifts. We are local, support local organizations and we are sure you will love our local shop for a unique shopping experience!
Our location was first noted as a store in 1733-34 with Jeremiah Barstow operating a small business for the sale of goods.1806 started the construction of our current building. The store changed hands all throughout the 1800’s, but all provided goods for the local community.
In the 1900’s the most prominent of stores was Charlie Tebo’s Market and the Hilltop Spa which sold candy, soda, magazines and smokes. In the early 1980’s the block was purchased by Dick and Jean Anderson where they ran their insurance and real estate businesses.
The Grafton Country Store was founded by the Richard Mahassel and family in the early 1980’s and they owned it for 15 years. Since then, their have been several owners but it now currently owned by the Dauphinais Family.
The Grafton Country Store resides in a comfortable and historic building on the Grafton Common. Built in 1806 by Jonathan Wheeler, Jr., it was originally known as the Green House for its then-distinctive color.
The structure has undergone numerous renovations as it changed hands over the years. It has housed general stores, pharmacies, insurance companies, delis, and unique gift stores. What ties together these wonderful businesses is the penny candy that has always been a favorite of local children (and adults) since the building’s inception.
Through the front doors to the Grafton Country Store you will find a marvel of early New England craftsmanship, with beautiful wood floors, exposed beams, and that timeless hodge-podge of nooks and crannies that makes colonial architecture so much fun to explore.