Place

Old Faithful General Store - Lower

Large brown building with peaked roof above each entrance and ornate log porch supports.
Storefront

Quick Facts

Accessible Sites, Food/Drink - Ice Cream, Gifts/Souvenirs/Books, Restroom, Supplies - General, Water - Bottle-Filling Station

This was the very first store in the Old Faithful area, built in 1897. This special destination is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located adjacent to the Old Faithful Inn, this store's charming burlwood highlights, original marble counter and fountain stools are Yellowstone signature attractions unto themselves.

Groceries, ice cream, souvenirs, and apparel available for purchase. Water bottle filling station available, as is a sit-down restaurant with burger and sandwich options. This location is only open during the summer season.

2022 Season

  • Open daily
  • May 27–September 25
  • Opening and closing hours are subject to change based on future conditions and public health guidance.

Accessibility

Wheelchair-accessible.

History

Originally the simple Klamer Store, built in 1897. The window box at the front of the store and the original roofline of the Klamer Store is to the right of the chimney.

The decorative east porch and small north porch were designed by Robert Reamer in 1903. He used gnarled wood for the posts, similar to the Old Faithful Inn. Charles Hamilton bought the store in 1915 and enlarged the building. He added a longer and equally ornate porch to the front.

The store sits “lower” on the terrain of the Upper Geyser Basin than Hamilton’s second store and gas station in the area.

Yellowstone National Park

Last updated: December 30, 2021