Ruddy's General Store Museum – Palm Springs, California - Atlas Obscura
Ruddy's General Store Museum is permanently closed.

Ruddy's General Store Museum

This general store offers visitors a glimpse back into the 1930s. 

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Ruddy’s General Store Museum is a recreation of a 1930s general store assembled by collector Jim Ruddy. Now one of the area’s most popular attractions, Ruddy has amassed a collection that covers nearly a century of Americana. Not only is the packaging original, but about 60 percent of the items still hold their original contents. Unfortunately, none of the goods inside are for sale and truly act as exhibits detailing the history of American culture. 

Update: In March of 2020 Ruddy’s closed “temporarily” and as of March 2023 had not reopened. You can still peek in through the windows though.

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One dollar admission fee. Next door to Palm Springs Historical Society.

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