Whiskey Flat Antiques & Gifts located in the center of Kernville and steps away from the Kern River offers antiques, collectables, gifts, jewelry, photography and unique art by local artists.
The building's exterior facade looks like an old time saloon or western hotel. Historically the building has housed local businesses such as a dress shop, a food mercantile that offered dry goods and clothing, and of course, Whiskey Flat Antiques, named for the town's not so illustrious beginnings. All of these businesses have been family owned and operated by locals for over 50 years.
It has yet to be determined whether the building itself was one of the buildings moved from old Kernville (Whiskey Flats) which is now submerged under Lake Isabella. The building sits next to the site of what was once the old Kernville Post Office and Sporting Goods store, one of the transplanted log-built commercial buildings dating back to the late 1800s.
Whiskey Flat Antiques & Gifts is a mall comprised of over 50 local vendors from antiques and collectables dealers to artists that include painters, photographers, ceramicists, glass artists, jewelry makers, and more.
Curmudgeon Studios is a group of local photographers who sell beautiful prints of local historic sites and nature scenes. They sell original paintings as well as photography and prints. You can buy them matted and framed or unframed, and they also sell cards and calendars.
Whiskey Flat Antiques represents a colorful group of local friends and neighbors, collectors and artists, who have come together to "show their wares" in the form of grandma's collections, grandpa's stuff and beautiful art.
Whiskey Flat Antiques & Gifts is open year round on the following days and times:
- Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
- Friday and Saturday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
- Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
- Closed Tuesdays