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8 Thrift Stores in Lebanon County, PA

Updated on April 25, 2016

Thrift Stores Often Have Sales

The sign outside the main Jubilee thrift store in Lebanon city.
The sign outside the main Jubilee thrift store in Lebanon city. | Source

Inexpensive Goods Supporting Charity

This article lists the shops in Lebanon County, central Pennsylvania, which sell pre-owned clothing and some household goods and are run by a 501(c)(3) registered charity. A few also sell furniture. It does not include consignment shops which re-sell items for a modest profit for the owner. The Lebanon area is fortunate to have many thrift shops with high standards and quality merchandise at very LOW prices!

Locations of Lebanon Thrift Stores

Name
Address
Phone
Charity
Blue Mountain
1251 E. Main St., Annville, PA 17003
717.867.1595
Christian ministries in PA. and Central America
Goodwill
798 S. 12th St., Lebanon, PA 17042
717.272.7557
Goodwill Industries
Humane Society
129 Cumberland St., Lebanon, PA 17042
717.274.3435
Lebanon County Humane Society
Jubilee - Lebanon
235 S. 12th St., Lebanon, PA 17042
717.274.3962
Christian outreach, especially to prisons
Jubilee - Myerstown
715 E. Lincoln Ave., Myerstown, PA 17067
717.866.0218
"
Jubille - Palmyra
103 N. College St, Palmyra, PA 17078
717.838-2191
"
Salvation Army
2211 E. Cumberland St., Lebanon, PA 17042
717.306.4365
Salvation Army
Goodwill Palmyra
901 East Main St Palmyra, PA 17078
717.838.2137
Goodwill Industries

Route 422 is the Way to Save

Although the eight stores listed in the table below have differing street addresses, five of them, in fact, sit along Pennsylvania Route 422. Rather amazing bit of trivia, that. The other three are not very far off this road. That makes it very convenient for a shopper who wants to easily visit more than one of the thrift stores.

Lebanon County Thrift Store Map

show route and directions
A markerJubilee Palmyra -
103 North College Street, Palmyra, PA 17078, USA
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This is the most westerly of the thrift stores in Lebanon County.

B markerBlue Mountain -
1251 East Main Street, Annville, PA 17003, USA
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The Blue Mountain store is VERY large.

C markerGoodwill Lebanon -
798 South 12th Street, Lebanon, PA 17042, USA
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This Goodwill store sits next to a supermarket.

D markerJubilee Lebanon -
235 South 12th Street, Lebanon, PA 17042, USA
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The Lebanon Jubilee store has 2 full stories.

E markerHumane Society Lebanon -
129 Cumberland Street, Lebanon, PA 17042, USA
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The Humane Society store kicks up the quality of goods by several notches.

F markerSalvation Army -
2211 Cumberland Street, Lebanon, PA 17042, USA
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The Salvation Army Family store is another large facility.

G markerJubilee Myerstown -
715 East Lincoln Avenue, Myerstown, PA 17067, USA
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This Jubilee store is in a strip mall with an Ace hardware store.

H markerGoodwill Palmyra -
901 East Main Street, Palmyra Shopping Center, Palmyra, PA 17078, USA
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The newest of the thrift stores.

Blue Mountain

The Blue Mountain store is very large warehouse with a great selection of clothing and goods. It has nice, clean fitting rooms and helpful volunteers and employees. In addition, it is connected to a related furniture outlet which the mission seems to be developing. Although this store is along Route 422, it sits very far back from the road, maybe 200 feet. Therefore, it is helpful to know the general location and to be "on the lookout" as you travel. There is abundant parking in front of the store.

Goodwill Helps People Help Themselves

The familiar logo marks the store.
The familiar logo marks the store. | Source

Goodwill Lebanon

The Goodwill thrift store is one of two along 12th Street in the city of Lebanon. It is in a strip mall with a Weis Supermarket, so there is fantastic parking. The store is well-lit, very clean and medium sized. The range of merchandise seemed small for the size of the store, however. Perhaps I visited at a low point or just before a stocking day. In any event, it is well worth a visit.

The new Palmyra Goodwill Store

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New Goodwill Store

There is a newly opened Goodwill Thrift store in Palmyra, PA. It is, amazingly, on Route 422. It is large, clean, and worth visiting..

Humane Society Modest Exterior Hides Gorgeous Store

What looks like a former post office building holds a thrift store decorated, in many rooms, like an upscale antique shop!
What looks like a former post office building holds a thrift store decorated, in many rooms, like an upscale antique shop! | Source

Humane Society

This store benefits the animal shelter run by the society. People gush about this store with good reason: it holds many delicate and wondrous treasures, yet still sells them at thrift store prices. The ambience is lovely. Obviously, someone with design and merchandising background lays out the store. There are nooks and crannies with collectibles and jewelry, and a vintage goods room on the second floor. Finally, one medium sized room feels like a traditional thrift shop with clothing and dressing rooms. Of course, there are always two of the Humane shelter cats in pens waiting to convince a shopper to adopt them. A small parking lot is provided to the side, or one can park on the street or use a free municipal lot 2 blocks away. This store is worth the tvisit!

Salvation Army

This store sits on its own along Route 422 east of the city of Lebanon. It has its own spacious store and well-maintained parking lot. The store comes close in size to the Blue Mountain thift store and is organized with the same warehouse feel. However, the Salvation Army store has more sunlight and electric lighting - something I appreciate. This store has a very good selection of clothing and copious household goods.

A Very Inviting Facade

This is the exterior of the Jubilee Ministries Thrift Store 12th Street location in the city of Lebanon.
This is the exterior of the Jubilee Ministries Thrift Store 12th Street location in the city of Lebanon. | Source

The "Jubilees"

This charity is the dominant one for operating thrift shops in Lebanon (and adjacent counties.) Each of the three shops has its own character, but all have a common feel of a very homey, comfortable touch. Displays are lovingly crafted. The clothing portion is carpeted in all the stores . Following are some slight differences.

Myerstown - I love the fact that this Jubille store is in the heart of Mennonite farm country. It is attached to an Ace hardware store and shares the parking lot. The parking lot includes a TWO-BUGGY parking shed. Yes, we have plenty of horse-and-buggy famillies in this section of Lebanon County. Therefore, it is natural to have hitching posts. However, the hardware store and Jubilee store very considerately provide a shed with a roof AND a shovel and large garbage can. (Must I explain why they are needed?)

Lebanon - This is the other thrift store on 12th street. The store has its own parking lot which is very small. It also has signs indicating where overflow parking is available. Some of the beautiful and unique features of the 12th Street store are trees in the landscaping, a 2-story building, the inclusion of a local bologna-makers outlet shop (sellling packages of meat which was irregularly cut, but otherwise just as good and yummolicious as the bologna sold in the grocery stores) and a snack bar upstairs. The second floor holds truckloads of used furniture and household goods; the first floor has clothing.

Palmyra - This Jubilee store is in a former school building, turned sewing factory, turned store. THe hardwaood floors and stairs give it away. Surprisingly, it also has the bologna outlet and a snack bar. however, its 2 floors are organized differently than those of the Lebanon city store. The Palmyra store has the regular store upstairs and then a bargain basement. Similar items are sold on both stories -- perhaps the bargains are older stock. many iems in the basement sell for 60 cents or less!

Shop Hours and Payment Options

Name
Store Hours
Open Sunday
Credit Cards
Blue Mountain
M-F 9:00am-8:00pm Sat 9-6
no
MC, VI, DS
Goodwill Lebanon
M-Sat 9:00am-9:00pm Sun 12-5
YES
MC, VI, DS
Goodwill Palmyra
M-Sat 9:00am-9:00pm Sun 12-5
YES
MC,VI,DS
Humane Society
Thu - Sun 9:00am-3:00pm
YES
 
Jubilee - Lebanon
M & W 9-5; Tu Thu Fr 9-8; Sat 9-4
no
MC, VI, DS
Jubilee - Myerstown
"
no
"
Jubilee -Palmyra
"
no
"
Salvation Army
Mon-Sat 9:00am-9:00pm
no
MC, VI

Visit

If you live in this area or are visiting, these thrift stores are quite a treat. I hope you will take the opportunity to patronize them.

Jubilee Thrift Store in Palmyra

Lace curtains adorn this red brick former schoolhouse, now thrift shop.
Lace curtains adorn this red brick former schoolhouse, now thrift shop. | Source

Text and photos marked "M.M." copyright 2013 Maren E. Morgan.

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      Maren Elizabeth Morgan 3 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Well, Dolores Monet, the good thing about thrift shops is that there is always something new to consider each time you shop at them. Hope you find all that you want next time you check them!

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      Dolores Monet 3 years ago from East Coast, United States

      I love thrift stores and have visited a few in your area. I love the Mennonite shop in Ephrata. It's called Re Uzit. I am still kicking myself for not buying some old muslin flour sacks there.

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      Maren Elizabeth Morgan 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Green Art, I agree with you - garage and yard sale season will be here soon!

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      Green Art 4 years ago

      I've grown to love shopping at thrift stores as they have everything from clothing, home décor, funiture and more. Your hub is full of great places to shop. I frequent the Goodwill and Salvation Army stores along with consignmet shops. When the weather is warmer garage sales pop up and great deals on goods can be found. Voted Up and Interesting.

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      Maren Elizabeth Morgan 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Hi Jamie, I think it is beautiful - probably because I grew up in PA. I am sure that the beauty of your Texas area inspires many people.

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      Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas

      Oh, I love Thrift Stores! I wish I lived more near PA...I couldn't help but notice how beautiful the countryside was on that show Amish Mafia. I guess I will have to settle for the Texas thrift stores for now. Very useful info for those in the area and for me if I ever get to visit! Thank you for sharing :)