About Hilsher’s General Store in PA


Originally the store  was called John C. Herrold’s General Store and began about 1910, by John C. Herrold.  As time went by, his son George joined him in the business.  In 1973 the business was moved from the original building to its present location.  In 1974 Richard and Lois Hilsher  acquired the store and in 1977 the  name was changed to Hilsher’s General Store.

It began as just a small general store with the bare necessities for the surrounding community of Port Trevorton.  Richard and Lois,  worked hard and reinvested over the years in order for the business to survive and grow in the versatile years of the 70’s and 80’s.  The two major expansions occurred in 1990 and 2007 which now brings the overall size to be about 20,000 sq.ft.

In 1994, Sam Schoeppner,  their son-in-law,  joined them and now Sam and Julia Schoeppner are partners in the business.

Hilsher’s General Store is still a family business with 3 generations now involved.  We operate with over 25 full-time and part-time employees.

We have grown to become a  destination…where people look forward to spending time to browse the many aisles and corners of the store, enjoy the homemade food and desserts in our dine-in facility and then continue to shop some more.

We would love for you to stop in and let us know where you traveled from.

From our family to yours, we welcome you to share the experience of Hilsher’s General Store.

Hilsher's General Store

Hilsher's General Store