We will be closed Sept.2, 2019 in honor of Labor Day and will reopen Sept. 3rd at normal business hours.

Due to circumstances beyond our control the Princess and Superhero event has been cancelled for this year. Sadly no Wonder Woman.

Owner Chef Melissa Glascock


Stop in and say hi and grab a bite to eat

Aug. 31st the biggest car show will be here . Stop in Needful Things we will be running our normal full menu and out front we will have hot dogs with Mexican meat, soda and water and chips for sale.

We are slashing prices like crazy ! 15 % off any rug, green tag sale 25% off and pink tags are 50% off on men and woman's clothing , Buy one pair of men or woman's shoes and get the second pair half off.

WV Fest is June 15 and we will have another beer garden on Washington St from 10am-3PM with the best site lines of the days festivities and the live music stage PLUS immediately following the street fest end at 3PM, we will kick off an entire day and night of live music on our patio headlined by ...

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On Saturday, June 15th, WV Fest will be held in Downtown Charles Town. The event will begin at 10:00 a.m. and continue until 3:00 p.m.
During this event, multiple road closures and parking restrictions will be in effect. Parking restrictions will promptly begin at 6:00 a.m. and road closures will...

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3 weeks ago
This place is fantastic! Located in the heart of charming Charlestown, West Virginia. This business is an antique shop with a restaurant inside too. You can sit at the old five and dime style counter to watch the cook create you a yummy meal or sit at a table. You can also browse the variety of beautiful antiques. We had breakfast and it was plentiful and tasty. We were served large portions and the price was incredibly reasonable. The bathrooms are 5 star clean in my book.
- Claire A
a month ago
Old time restaurant located in an antique shop. Busy for breakfast but good food and good service. Counter chair service and tables. Free coffee before 9 am and senior discount offered. Breakfast and lunch only.
- Melissa T
5 months ago
Eclectic mix of treasures. Everything is reasonably priced. Staff is beyond friendly and helpful. This was our second time and we will definitely be back! The grill food is excellent
- Larry F

About us

Looking for bargain shopping in that warm General Store atmosphere?
Visit Needful Things in historic downtown Charles Town, WV located just blocks from the Charles Town Races and Slots and a few miles outside Harpers Ferry. We offer rare antiques, collectibles, new and used furniture and clothing, household goods, electronics, used books and records,  instruments, jewelry and a slew of other unique merchandise you can't find anywhere else. Our 50's-style Cafe offers a break from your browsing for a great breakfast or lunch. 
 Look for the Peanuts Gang sitting out front to greet you and you know you're at the right place!
 Eat and Browse...you're sure to find something at Needful Things!

Needful Things Shopping Include:
•Furniture - new and used, complete bedroom, dining room and living room sets
•Household Items - fine china, everyday tableware, kitchenware, glassware, centerpieces and lots more
•Art, Antiques and Curious - from the 1700's to present day, prints, pictures, modern and African art, collectibles
•Clothing, Etcetera - from top name-brand to second-hand, including shoes, jewelry and accessories
•Electronics - Stereos, televisions, radios, car stereos -- and free in-store Wifi connection
•Music, Movies and More - CD's, DVD's, old records, movies and video games 

 Historically Speaking...
 Needful Things is a family-owned store founded in 1968 and has been growing strong for three generations. We are located in the St. George building, which was built in 1850. Since then, it has been a dry good store and a place to buy everyday needs. In the 1930's it became Newberry's and in 1994 the building was purchased by the Masemer's. The eight apartments, store and cafe were completely renovated plus the front was restored to resemble a post card found dating 1906. The commercial space was expanded in 2007 to 11,000 square feet to accomodate clothing, books and electronics. The vintage building and current eclectic inventory evoke a time of slower, more personal commerce; which makes for a fun 21st-Century shopping excursion! 
Thanks for visiting...we hope to see you in the store!

Melissa Glascock
 Alice and Dwayne Masemer
 The Needful Things Staff

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  • (304) 725-6351
  • (304) 725-6315


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218 W Washington St
Charles Town, WV 25414
United States

Business Hours

Mon:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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