Walking into H.J. Smith and Sons General Store today isn’t much different than it was 140 years ago. You can find just about anything you need for general home maintenance as you meander through aisles of unique items and outdoor gear. Larry Smith will give you the tour, just as the five generations of Smiths before him have. You can discover downtown Covington’s rich history as a prosperous railroad and port town in the free museum, which was added on in 1975.