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Handmade Brooms at Henson Broom Shop

Handmade Brooms

Henson Broom Shop & General Store is located at the village of Symsonia, Kentucky just outside of Paducah, Kentucky, just minutes from anywhere in the Jackson Purchase and Kentucky and Barkley Lakes and Land Between the Lakes region.

At Henson Broom Shop & General Store you will still find high quality handmade brooms at the area's only fourth-generation family broom making business and our many fine Amish products in our old general store.
 
You can have your picture taken as you set on the porch of the "old general store" while you have an RC Cola and Moonpie or maybe a bottle Coke with your peanuts! Or maybe you you want to have a Root Beer or cup of Apple Cider as you sit by the stove and play a game of checkers. Well, here is the place to come.

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Homestead Cabin

The Henson Homestead Cabin....ca. 1930!

Our many Amish products such as Sorghum, Honey, Jams, Relishes, Butter, Hot Pepper Jam, Apple Butter, Sweet Potato Butter, Pumpkin Butter, handmade Amish Hats and Baskets and Soaps....and our famous Amish made Cashew Crunch candy...so soft you do not need teeth to eat it! We even have Chocolate as well as regular and we give you a  free taste when you visit our old general store. and you will want one of our neat T shirts that say " I Got Swept off My Feet at" historic Henson Broom Shop  & General Store

 
The first Saturday of November is our very popular annual "A day At The Old Country Store"....you get to sample all our many Amish foods, with beans, cornbread, biscuits, hot cidar and much, much  more.....and its all free!   So come and have fun..... folks it's a fun filled day with music and more.
 
But of course we are most famous for our award winning, nationally known handmade brooms. Over 12 different kinds of brooms. Handcrafted brooms like the ones made for the tv show, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, the Martha Stewart Living show, and the ballet "Angels in the Architecture" performed by the Northern Ballet Theatre in Leeds, England...and the broadway play, Disney's "Beauty and the Beast." Our brooms have also been featured in Tadd Myers Photography and  “The American Craftsman Project”, Tennessee Crossroads, The HBO series “ Boardwalk Empire”, The Philadelphia Dance Theatre's  production of Cinderella, The Conan O'Brien Show and Fiddler on the Roof.
 
We are now into our fourth generation. Richard Nathan Henson, the great-grandson of the founder, Rollie Newton Henson can be seen working in the store along with his father  (me) , Richard Nelson, as his grandfather (my father) , Rollie Nelson Henson looks on.
 

So if you like history, love the old slower pace of days gone by, or just want to escape your world for a few moments then you need to come see us in our world.

 We book tour groups, church groups, school groups and such like by appointments. If you want to just drop by.......well that is ok with us. Feel free to drop in, watch brooms being made, take a stress reliever and just sit and talk by the fire. Henson Broom Shop is a great place to reminisce Old Days Gone By.

And now we have our Henson Homestead Cabin...available for weddings, family reunions, church picnics or campfires, school field trips and more. We have plenty of parking for tour busses, school busses, and church vans. Be sure to bring your camera!

 

Come to the Henson Broom Shop & General Store
and let us "sweep you off your feet".

We offer some of the finest handmade brooms available in the country!

 

 

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