What you'll see in our store - Our Departments
What started as a small hardware store serving the local Amish in Kidron, Ohio, grew into something much bigger than founder Jay Lehman ever dreamed. Gathering four pre-Civil War era buildings under one soaring roof, today our store is a place to embrace the past: from old-fashioned treats and sodas to practical, non-electric goods that help you live a simpler life. Shop and reminisce your way through thousands of products while browsing Jay's antique collection located throughout the store. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time--the full shopping experience is nearly a quarter mile long! Learn more about the store below:
Kitchen tools that grind, bake, brown, preserve, juice, roll, and flatten. So whether you're making bread daily or seasonal cider, you can give your cooking that extra taste of love! Find what you need from grinding your own coffee to topping your oatmeal with all-natural granola. We have something for every step of the way.
Our wide variety of locally-grown and locally-made food will have you coming back for more. From warm home-brewed coffee to canned meats for a meal at dinner, stock your fridge and pantry with food to keep your family full and happy.
Whether you're living off the grid or considering starting a garden for the first time, we have the products you need to live a more sustainable life!
Time-tested tools will help you get the job done right, the first time.
Our home Décor products help brighten any setting, from trendy to traditional, urban to rural. Some products are as helpful as they are visually appealing. Dazzle guests in your home with beautiful handcrafted furniture and wall decor, or keep them warm with Amish-made blankets and pillows. Your home will be as comfortable as it is beautiful. Find what you're looking for to decorate and fill your home, right here in our Home Décor department.
Find wicks, chimneys, lamp oil and all the other pieces and parts to keep your family heirloom lamps and lanterns in great condition. Plus, browse a large variety of battery and solar-powered flashlights, emergency lights, handmade candles and all the supplies you need to make your own homemade candles. From old-fashioned washboards to DIY homemade laundry soap kits, clotheslines to baskets, we have what you need so you know exactly what is interacting with your clothes. We will keep you comfortable, stylish, and happy with our apparel and the items needed to take care of it.
Museum of Light
Lehman's is home to the only Museum of Light in the country, featuring the iconic Aladdin lamp collection. Invented in 1908 by Victor Johnson, Aladdin oil lamps changed history. Providing light after sundown bright enough to read by, oil lamps became practical additions to any room of the home. With a wide variety of styles and colors, Aladdin oil lamps are beloved, collected, and used by many still today. The museum is free and open to the public during normal business hours. It is located beside the lamp room at the south end of the retail store.
You can find the supplies you need to make your own homemade candles or purchase delightfully scented candles from our large assortment.
From old-fashioned washboards to DIY homemade laundry soap kits, clotheslines to baskets, we have what you need so you know exactly what is interacting with your clothes. We will keep you comfortable, stylish, and happy with our apparel and the items needed to take care of it.
The new apparel rooms featured soft t-shirts with inspirational sayings, Lehman's own design, as well as recycled jewelry and handbags.
Are you looking for a way to incorporate healthier, simpler products into your personal care routine? You don't need to settle for a lot of chemicals and perfumes to take care of yourself. Our personal care products have got you covered, head to toe. Soaps, lotions, essential oils, and more are waiting for you in our Personal Care Room. From old time remedies to locally-made homemade products, our selection offers the perfect items to help you live a clean, healthy, and natural lifestyle.
Toys, Books & Games
Amaze your children with our huge selection imagination-driven toys! Come inside the Toy Barn and up worlds of entertainment for young and old alike. Sock monkeys, board games, glass marbles, spinning tops, jack-in-the-boxes, pull toys - it's good, old-fashioned fun for new-fangled children. An antique library ladder highlights our spacious book area, where you'll find everything from Amish cookbooks to farming and canning guides. We've spent decades filling our shelves with the books you need to master the skills of modern homesteading.
Who doesn't love an old-fashioned barbecue? Outdoor cooking is as American as apple pie. Whether you live in the country or are grilling on your apartment patio, cooking outside connects us all with the great American outdoors. And the taste of grilled food is out of this world. At Lehman's, we carry a gigantic assortment of grills, barbecues, smokers, pellets, recipes and accessories that will let you enjoy years of thrilling grilling.
Whether you want to heat your home with wood, coal or natural gas, a Lehman's stove or fireplace provides the steady warmth you need and the ambiance you want. With over six decades of experience, our stove experts will help you choose and care for the perfect stove for your home.
No power? No problem! Discover our full line of convenient, non-electric appliances like gas refrigerators and freezers, and even composting toilets.
Commemorate your visit to Lehman's with a Christmas ornament or gifts for family and friends.
Cast Iron Café
From snacks and salads, to sandwiches and dessert, the Cast Iron Cafe is located conveniently in the middle of our store.
Our store is literally a museum of antiques. Lehman's founder, Jay Lehman, was an avid antiques collector and displayed his impressive collection throughout our store - just look up. The store has even been named among the best places to view antiques in the state of Ohio. It's no accident we sell brand-new versions of many antiques you will see. Be sure to take our "What Is It?" tour all around the store to learn more about them.
Lehman's Own Tiny House
Living a great life doesn't meaning living in a big house. Tour our Tiny House on the Tiny Homesteader (it won't take long!) and see if you could reside in a 200-square foot cottage.