An original old fashioned country general store that has been in operation since 1890. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Creaky wooden floors, old fashioned candy jars, hoop cheese, glass bottle drinks including Nehi and Crush are just a few old timey items you will discover at the Rockford General Store.

We are centrally located in the Southeastern part of Surry County, NC and only minutes away from Greensboro, Mount Airy (Mayberry), Pilot Mountain (Mt. Pilot), Dobson, Winston-Salem, Wilkesboro and the Virginia Line.

January 16, 2014 we were showcased on UNC-TV (North Carolina Weekend Program). Click on the link to view this wonderful episode about Rockford. 2365155964/

Stop by the store to pick up a package for your self guided walking tour. Stroll at your leisure of our historic village. Bus and day group tours will be given a personal guide free of charge, advanced notice is required.

Rockford is the Best Kept Secret in North Carolina

Located in the Historic Village of Rockford, the Rockford General Store is the heartbeat of the village and has been for quite a long time! Tour buses are always welcome

NO COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY OR VIDEOGRAPHY WILL BE ALLOWED AT ANY PUBLIC EVENTS without prior written permission from Rockford General Store.

Hours of Operations:  Sunday: 12:00 - 5:00: Wed - Fri: 10:00 - 5:00 : Sat: 10:00 - 5:00 Mon - Tue : CLOSED


Who says you can’t go back in time? Come to Rockford and we will prove that yes you can! The general store was the gathering place and the center of activity in days gone past and in Rockford it still is.

Come visit the best kept secret in North Carolina where “Hello and how are you doing today” will greet you every time you walk through the door.

A true old-fashioned back woods country store. Grab yourself a Grape Nehi or Orange Crush and have a seat on a bench on the front porch , or grab a rocking chair beside the wood stove and sit a spell.

There is a lot of History in this village. Famous people stayed here, such as Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk and Aaron Burr are a few. Click here for more history.


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Sat - Sun, March 1-2,2014
9th Annual Civil War Battle & Living History Weekend

The Historic Village of Rockford and the 7th North Carolina Cavalry along with the 28th NC, 38th NC, 21st NC, 12th NC, 6th NC, 63rd NC and the 24th VA reenactors take you back in time to experience the life of a civil war soldier at the 9th Annual Battle in Rockford Reenactment.



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