H.J. Smith & Sons General Store and Museum
308 N. Columbia St.
Covington, LA 70433
Tel: (985) 892-0460


Family owned and operated since 1876, the museum houses hundreds of items from 1870 through the early 1900s, including a 20-foot-long cypress dugout boat, cast iron casket, old farming tools, a 1920s gas pump, a hand-operated wooden washing machine and much more. Admission is free; it's a working hardware store with some hard to find items. H. J. Smith’s is open 8:30am-5:00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 8:30-12:00 Wednesdays and 8:30-1:00 Saturdays (closed Sunday).