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The Olivesburg General Store was founded more than a century and a half ago in 1840, to provide basic necessities for the survival of early Richland County residents.  The store boasts of having the same atmosphere as the “Good’ Ole Days.”  Enjoy a hand dipped ice cream cone from the ice-cream bar while shopping for gifts, olde tyme candies, kitchen gadgets, collectibles, qne 700+ cookie cutters.  The store also includes a deli that serves cheese from the Amish and fresh made to order sandwiches.

When traveling the Shawshank Trail, enjoy a Shawshank Sundae at the Olivesburg General Store.  Warm brownie on the bottom, a large scoop of peanut butter ice cream, loads of hot fudge, whip cream, Mini M & M’s and a cherry on top!
Olivesburg General Store even has the original ceiling lights used in the Shawshank movie! Only 9 miles north of the Reformatory.

Mon-Fri 7am-9pm

Sat 8am-9pm

Sun 9am-8pm

Longer summer hours

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Step into the past.  Est. in 1840 and rich in history, this store still serves the local community and 250 amish families’ needs.  Cookie cutter & decorations, candles, collectibles, and deli with Amish cheese, and fresh made to order sandwiches.  Hand-dipped ice cream from original marble ice-cream counter.  Only 10 minutes from the Ohio State Reformatory.


Tia Sponsler
4778 St. Rt. 545
Ashland, OH 44805

Tour Information

  • Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-8pm, Sat 8am-8pm, Sun 9am-7pm.
  • Maximum Size: 2 coach at a time
  • Payment Policy: Cash, pay on site, credit card, pre-pay
  • Complimentary Policy: Beverage and ice cream for driver and escort
  • Motorcoach Parking: on premises
  • Restrooms Available: Yes
  • Handicapped Accessible: 85% of store


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Free garlic knots with pizza purchase

Olivesburg General Store

4778 St. Rt. 545
Ashland, OH 44805


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