Our History

Come, walk the floors where countless have tread

In the heart of Big Valley, PA sits the village of Menno. This tiny town was formed in the early 1800’s and named after Menno Simons, an Anabaptist religious leader whose  followers became known as the Mennonites. Today, the community is more commonly know as Whitehall. (Legend has it the name originates from a long hallway in a local rooming house).


The Whitehall General Store offers an authentic country store experience.This establishment opened in 1822 and has consistently served the locals and visitors for the last 193 years. We honor the store’s legacy and look to a long and successful future. 


Our Goal and Purpose

We are working hard to maintain the character and integrity of the store. Although changes have occurred, some things remain; the old hardwood floors, the original double doors and counters. Our goal is to provide quality products and a pleasant buying experience for you. We purposely support a variety of community organizations and carry goods from small family-owned businesses.  We believe that when local businesses thrive, it makes for a vibrant local community.  

~John and Sharon Byler

Whitehall Store wooden floors
Homemade food, fresh baked goods, and housewares all in one place
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2517 State Route 655

Belleville, PA 17004


Mon – Thur  8AM - 6 PM

Friday  8AM - 6 PM

Saturday  7AM - 5 PM


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The Whitehall Store