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Address: Howard Ave., Kensington, MD 20895
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+1 301-413-0720
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A series of intriguing antique stores.

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This is an interesting place to browse, even if you don't intend to buy anything. Lots of shops with a great variety of items for sale and a few nice places to have lunch or a... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
ChuckP440
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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New York
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quaint little area with tons of antique shops. Wonderful restaurant called K Towne Bistro was our highlight, because we are not really antique buffs. Enjoyed walking around and looking in all the interesting windows and there was a lot of merchandise to see. 😂

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Thank Sharryv28
Kensington, Maryland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is no question that Kensington is a "must-see" small town when it comes to historic preservation of its unique heritage site and ambiance. A local favorite destination would be the Kensington Farmers' Market, held from 9-1 PM every Saturday, rain or shine. It is a melting pot of flavors and a the perfect spot to stock up on some... More 

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Kensington, Maryland
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4 reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Antiques, food, jewelry,art,music, all in an easily walkable area with sufficient free parking. Not great for children unless a train is passing through, and then not for teens.

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Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Plan at least 4 hours to see some of the shops. There are specialty shops (clocks, china, etc.) as well as many with a hodgepodge of variety. Price points range from 50 cents to the sky. I find that many times this is better shopping than a flea market and I often notice numerous buyers from outside the DC area... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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161 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is an interesting place to browse, even if you don't intend to buy anything. Lots of shops with a great variety of items for sale and a few nice places to have lunch or a snack. Worth spending a few hours if you're in the area.

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Thank ChuckP440
Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Very interesting and eclectic collection of shops all clustered in a Kensington neighborhood. Need a few hours to get through them all. Some thing for all tastes, scan, silver,vintage arts, old made new and more. Have fun!

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washington
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87 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

We found few very nice places for photo shoot. Antique row is perfect place, even if it's sunny day, you can find the place I. The shade for few good pics. Also, all those little stores and coffee shops... You will enjoy this little world. Don't forget about the market on the weekend and buy vegetables from local farms.

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Thank olegdc
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016

We recently spent a Sunday afternoon looking for a few items at the Kensington Antiques Row. The shops have quite the variety. Many are well priced and welcoming others are pricey and one of the antique market buildings could only be characterized as cluttered, dusty and dirty. We go to Kensington occasionally and have periodically found what we were looking... More 

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Thank Rick R
Washington, DC
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286 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Kensington's motto, is "Where the train still stops and the people still walk." Nice place to leisurely stroll and wanted in and out of the antique and boutique shops. Farmers Market at the Train Station on Saturday mornings.

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Thank MdTravelerX2
Bethesda, Maryland
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385 reviews
150 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Long standing collection of antiques shops lined up shoulder to shoulder along a couple of short blocks. Quality and value can accrue to those who know their way around the business. Great way to spend a rainy day for those who don't.

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