Whether you need wood stain for a home repair, a spice rub for tonight’s dinner, or a unique gift, Mitchell’s is a reliable resource for all your needs under one roof.

Lindsay Sims, left, and Winnie Smith inherited Mitchell Hardware from their father. The sisters now are partners in owning and running the eclectic store, one of Downtown New Bern’s most popular destinations.

Not only do they offer a variety of products, Mitchell’s provides a customer experience to remember.

Winnie Smith and Lindsay Sims didn’t just inherit the 100-year-old store from their father, the late, great Greg Smith, they also inherited his friendliness and passion for helping people. Along with their staff, the sisters make each customer feel welcome and take pride in forming relationships with locals and visitors alike.

It’s the kind of store where you can buy one screw, nut, and washer without having to buy boxes of 100. The staff collectively has an unmatched depth of knowledge in all aspects of hardware, home, and garden, and they take the time to find just what you need.

For decades, Mitchell’s has sold the same custom recipe for “mixed salad” seed, a favorite in ENC. Avid gardeners and inquisitive gardeners can buy vegetable and flower seeds or choose from locally-sourced plants along the sidewalk.

Lindsay Sims, left, and Winnie Smith chat with a customer at Mitchell Hardware in Downtown New Bern.

You’ll find a range of fertilizers along with quality gloves, shears, and watering hoses. If you’re not a gardener, but enjoy spending time outdoors, look for their beautiful birdhouses, yard-art, and windchimes.

A place for your whole family, one can look for a new Case knife, while the other chooses their favorite lotion. And while you are getting lost in the gift shop, your child may linger by the jaw-dropping display of old-fashioned candy and toys.

Mitchell’s collection of NC-made products is always growing. You’ll find staples like Bertie County peanuts, Taylor’s Southern Pride BBQ sauce, and Bellator Roasting coffee, along with delightful candles, soaps, and pottery made by local artisans.

Explore their collection of cast iron cookware and fun kitchen gadgets or stop by the nook full of delicious foods like beer bread, rum cake, grits, and jam. It really is hard to leave empty-handed.

For New Bern and Mitchell Hardware souvenirs, look to Mitchell’s for custom ornaments, mugs, shirts, and canvas totes just to name a few. Remember, they offer complimentary gift-wrapping year-round!

Above all, Mitchell’s is a supporter of their community and proud of their fellow Downtown business who strive to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for diners and shoppers. Stop by and say hello sometime. They’d love to see you!

Getting there

  • 215 Craven St, New Bern, NC
  • (252) 638-4261
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