Watertown, Wisconsin Thrift Shop

Sales & News

  • Every Wednesday is Senior Day. Shoppers 55 years and older will receive 25% off everything purchased except collectibles, new furniture and products made by people supported by Bethesda.
  • Our furniture area now includes: three styles of new Simmons recliners and leather sofas and loveseats, designed for easy moving and maintenance; new table/chair sets; and new mattresses, manufactured by Symbol, in twin, full, and queen sizes.
  • Please note that new furniture/socks/sheet sets/winter items, mattresses, specific collectibles and items made by people Bethesda provides supports and services to are always excluded from sales and discounts.

Watertown: Bethesda Thrift Shop





















800 Montgomery St. - Watertown, WI  53094 
Phone: 920-261-7030
Watertown Thrift Shop Front





Shop Hours

 Clothing Racks   

Donation Drop Off Hours


Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Monday to Saturday:
  9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


9 a.m. to 5 p.m.







Items Accepted

Floor Display

Items Not  Accepted

     New & Used Furniture     





Household Goods  


  Personal Accessories  

Box Springs


Large Appliances

  Books & Magazines  



DVDs, CDs, VHS, Records




All Holiday Decor


Infant Chairs & Cribs


Small Electronics


Infant Car Seats





  Sporting Goods  





Shop History

In 1960, Bethesda opened its first thrift shop in a Watertown garage. The store then moved to a small storefront opened on Main Street. Donations were shipped to the store from across the country.  The items that could not be used by people living at Bethesda were then sent to the store. All proceeds from the store were used to support other needs of people served and supported by Bethesda. In 1972, the store was moved to its present location on Montgomery Street  as a gift to Bethesda from Henry and Sophia Ziemann and Harry and Harriet Ziemann. The store is one of 12 Bethesda shops in Wisconsin. There are 20 Bethesda Thrift Shops throughout the country.


Volunteers of all ages are needed. Cashiers, sorters and general retail positions available. Other volunteer opportunities include light carpentry, building maintenance and general cleaning tasks. Volunteers can select from daily, weekly or monthly commitments. Perfect for student, corporate, church, service and civic groups, as well as families, retirees and individuals.

Join the Bethesda Thrift Store Volunteer Team

Get started today. One hundred percent of the Bethesda Thrift Shops’ net profits go directly to the people Bethesda supports.

© 2015 Bethesda Lutheran Communities
600 Hoffmann Drive, Watertown, WI 53094 Phone: 800-369-4636