The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station, Kerikeri

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Architectural Building · Historic Site
New Zealand's oldest surviving stone building, The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station replaced an earlier wood structure in the 1830s. Constructed by mason William Parrott and a team of Maori workers, the building served as a trading post of a missionary community. The store sold farm produce to passing ships, and European goods to the local Maori population. Today, the well-preserved building offers local souvenirs and serves as the starting point for tours of the nearby mission house, another structure dating from the first half of the 19th century. Just uphill from here you can join a signposted historical walk leading to a wooden Anglican church, a photogenic building erected in 1878. Arrange to visit The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station and other attractions in Kerikeri using our Kerikeri trip planner.
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  • Beautifully kept store in original condition with a great museum upstairs. The manager and her staff are friendly, welcoming and obliging- we loved our visit here and highly recommend. What a...  more »
  • We were too late for the last Kemp House tour of the day but for $8 you could go upstairs in the Stone Store and browse two more floors of history. The displays are excellent. It is great value for...  more »
  • Really enjoyed the stone store and museum on the second floor - great display and history was really interesting. Beautiful grounds!! Lovely place to sit and relax!!  more »
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  • A big thank you for patching up my partner with your first aid kit. This store has plenty to look at and as much to buy. Great gift ideas if you are struggling to find a gift.
  • A very good retro place to be at.
  • Great environment. Relaxing to.
  • A must see takes you back . .fill of historical buys
  • Another interesting old store & home in an important historic party of New Zealand. The guided tour with it's information is well worth taking time for.

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