Two of the more unusual vintage locations surrounding Boyertown include Merritt’s Antiques and Under the Sun. If you’re looking for an antique clock or an instrument that tells time, Merritt’s has become a worldwide source for antique clocks, clock parts and clock repair. When you visit, you’ll discover fine American and European wall clocks, shelf clocks, grandfather clocks, novelty clocks, pocket watches, wristwatches, antique clocks by traditional American manufacturers including Seth Thomas, Ingraham, New Haven, Gilbert, Waterbury and Ansonia, plus spring driven clocks by earlier American manufacturers. It it’s vintage and tells time, they likely have it!
Give yourself time to browse at Under the Sun. The shop is located in a huge, repurposed three-story barn with every square inch covered by a massive collection of antiques and collectibles. The treasures of over 30 vendors are on display, along with the finds of the Landis family owners. When you’ve finished browsing, stop in at the Yellow House Hotel, right across the street, for a delightful lunch. The Yellow House, now a landmark in the Oley Valley, has stood at the corner of routes 662 and 562 since 1801. It originally served as a stagecoach stop and country store for travelers moving between Reading and Philadelphia. In the past few decades, it has evolved into a restaurant with fine dining and a Bed and Breakfast Inn, suitable for today’s travelers.