There are many different types of shops to choose from in Hempstead County. There are various boutiques and antique stores located in downtown Hope. Also in Hope are clothing and hardware stores that have been run by local families for at least two generations. Unique mercantile and hand-forged items from a local blacksmith can be found in the historic town of Washington just north of Hope. Take time to explore these amazing shops that Hempstead County has to offer.