The historic river town offers antique shopping, galleries, and more.

photo by Tiffany Schmidt

The historic Missouri River town of Rocheport was once known as a destination for antique shopping with one great restaurant. It has changed so much! There are still shops that sell antiques. And there is still a great restaurant. But now there are also art galleries and studios.

The galleries sell art, pottery, paintings, photography, and jewelry in addition to antiques and vintage goods. One antique shop now sells women’s clothing, and another now sells home decor. Two things remain constant about Rocheport, however: The town has a great deal of historic charm and there are fun places to shop.

Once you get to Rocheport, your adventures can all be done on foot. Here is a partial listing of what’s available. (It never hurts to call ahead to verify hours.)

Friends Together Antiques
18th and 19th century country furniture in original surface or original paint. Early lighting, samplers, silhouettes, and portraits.
Owners: Amanda Canter and Carolyn Green
Address: 203 Central St.
Phone: 573-690-7229 or 573-864-4684
Hours: Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

White Horse Antiques and Boutique
Classic American antiques, boutique clothing, and accessories. Rug hooking classes and supplies. Located in an 1840 house that is on the national register.
Owners: Marcia Voss and Nancy Lewis
Address: 505 Third St.
Phone: 573-698-2088 or 573-999-5015
Hours: Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday from noon to 4 p.m., Monday and Tuesday by appointment.

Richard Saunders Inc.
Furniture, home accents, select gifts, and jewelry. Located in the 180-year-old Wilcox home.
Owner: Richard Saunders
Address: 201 Columbia St.
Phone: 573-698-3765
Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

Manitou Studio LLC
One of a kind studio pottery and woven textiles shop with scarves, blankets, and towels.
Owners: John and Margaret Preus
Address: 302 Columbia St.
Phone: 573-698-4011
Hours: Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment.

Stockton Mercantile
New home decor and accent pieces and a few antiques. In the historic Bysfield Building in the business district. Formerly Granny’s Antiques.
Owner: Diane Dunne
Address: 204 Central St.
Phone: 573-698-4580
Hours: Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Behind the Times
Quaint and eclectic shop on the corner of Central and Second streets. Antique and vintage jewelry and vanity items, kitchenware and linens, and vintage clothing.
Owner: Margie Gurwit
Address: 110 Second St.
Phone: 573-253-0411
Hours: Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment.

Shirahaze Gallery
An “artful table” with one-of-a-kind ceramic art pottery and photography by Tom.
Owners: Yukari Kashahara and Tom Scharenborg
Address: 200 Second St.
Phone: 573-356-7154
Hours: Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment.

Rocky Port Art Studio and Gallery
Art Gallery with paintings by local artists and a gallery of art glass. Painting classes and glass fusion classes on Saturday and Sunday.
Owners: Sharon Paulsell and Cindy Mutrux
Address: 201 Second St.
Phone: 573-424-1486 or 573-268-0177
Hours: Friday from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

R & J’s Jukeboxes
Vintage Jukeboxes from 1938 to 1978. Vinyl in 33, 45, and 78 rpm. Ice cream and retro candies.
Owner: Jane Smith
Address: 205 Central Ave.
Phone: 573-489-9032 or 573-443-6007
Hours: Thursday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m., Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

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