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Schoolhouse Shop


278 E. 1500 North, Chesterton, IN 46304


Phone: (219) 926-1551

Alt Phone: (219) 926-5001

Fax: (219) 926-2097


Gourmet foods, gifts; candies, contemporary apparel at Dune Clothiers, cards & stationery, floral shop, toys & games, home accents, fine arts, and patio plate lunches May-Oct. In 1886 the two room Furnessville red brick tower was placed over the front entry door. The building's corners are tastefully designed with pseudo buttresses. The arched windows were dramatically designed in height to accommodate the nearly twelve foot ceilings. The overall look of exuberant proportion and elegant grace of the architecture is complemented by the charming civil war era cemetery across the street. July 7, 1997 James D. Ruge and Roy J. Krizek purchased the Schoolhouse Shop and totally renovated the grounds and premises. As Ruge says, "Something had to be done to preserve the mystique and wonderful memories of the 'Shopping Tradition in the Indiana Dunes'." Welcome to a shopaholic's dream filled with wonders like decorative glassware, antique furniture and one-of-a-kind artwork. The Schoolhouse Shop, built as a one-room schoolhouse in 1886, is today a destination shopping experience in the heart of the Dunes. The owners are always buying won't-find- it-anywhere-else items, so every visit to the Shop is a new adventure. You'll need at least an hour to see everything: affordable and comfortable clothing for men and women, antiques, paper goods, pottery, toys and more. Don't miss... a visit to the Magic Pantry. This gourmet food adventure is stocked with high-quality items you won't find in a regular grocery store. You can also enjoy a patio plate luncheon or a cup of artisan coffee on the scenic patio.


  • Shipping Services
  • Group Friendly
  • Public Restrooms
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Locally Owned
  • Family Friendly
  • Food on Site
  • Pet Friendly