Dickson Bros. True Value HARDWARE STORE

Dickson Bros. Hardware Co. is your resource for every home and hardware need. Located at 26 Brattle Street in the epicenter of the hustle of Harvard Square, we are happy to assist you in every exacting endeavor on your personal path to home improvement.

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People love discovering this place.

Here's what people say after redeeming their Nift gift.

They had what I needed.

Leslie, February 23, 2020

Oh my gosh, please include more hardware stores!!! these are the best, all useful items!!!

Lauren M., February 14, 2020

Lots of product

Bo Julie, February 12, 2020

Bought a beautiful plant

Bryan, February 7, 2020

Nice homey shop with many selections, was directed to what I needed quickly and easily.

A, January 26, 2020

Lots of stuff!

Pranathi, December 20, 2019

Good product selection!

Krystle, December 15, 2019

Good selection

Alexa, December 11, 2019

Good store

Beau, December 11, 2019

Large selection. Friendly staff. Nice place!

Steve, December 10, 2019

Good selection of things and great customer service.

Marcella, December 8, 2019

There’s a huge selection of items here. It’s way more than just a hardware store.

Lauren, December 7, 2019


Matt, December 7, 2019

Yes, they had the car shovel I needed and so much more. Thanks.

Sahra, December 6, 2019

well-stocked with a variety of practical items for the house--tools, gadgets, materials, etc.

Belle, December 5, 2019

Great selection of household items. Cookware and lightbulbs

Deborah, December 4, 2019

Tight inside there, but filled with so many great things!

Jen, November 24, 2019

good value nift! didn't know that I had to spend over the given amount though, didn't say that in rules and restrictions

Maya, November 23, 2019

The manager was helpful

Paula, November 21, 2019

Good selection

Jillian, November 19, 2019

Great selection, and plenty of helpful assistance! Wish they were open later in the evenings.

Stephanie, November 11, 2019

Used it to get some extra paint! Thanks nift

Thomas, November 11, 2019

Accessible, lots of selection

Anton, November 7, 2019

Great little hardware store! The inventory hits everyday needs and more technical project needs.

Hena, November 5, 2019

Large selection of home improvement and repair items in the heart of Harvard Square. Great use of space and lots of useful stuff!

Blake, October 30, 2019

Really great local hardware shop—very friendly and knowledgeable staff! I was impressed by how well they knew their stock :)

Alli, October 29, 2019

Multiple employees asked me what I needed and were eager to help. The selection was great!

Katie, October 26, 2019

Great hardware store in the heart of Harvard Square.

Hyo-Jin, October 25, 2019

It was really great and easy to get my nifty gift. Thanks alot.

Mohsen, October 20, 2019

Look high and low as Dickson's has everything you need and didn't know you needed in this convenient Harvard Square location.

Marcia, October 18, 2019

Great little hardware store that has a little bit of everything!

Markelle, October 18, 2019

It was my 1st time in this store though I've passed by it for years but never had a reason to pop in when I've been in Harvard Square. Helpful and friendly staff and much bigger selection than I would have thought! I'll be back again.

Jessica, October 16, 2019

We were impressed by the variety of different products sold at the store. Thanks!

Alan, October 16, 2019

Great customer service

Jordan, October 14, 2019

Very friendly and knowledgeable staff

Clara J, October 10, 2019

Useful store, had never been in before

Julia, October 9, 2019

Large store and large selection! A staff member helped me pick out the right tool and was very helpful!

Jessica, October 8, 2019

I was impressed by the selection of not only hardware but other home goods at Dickson Bros. The prices were also very reasonable and the staff members were attentive and helpful. I'm so glad that I discovered Dickson Bros. and hope to be back again soon!

Sarah, October 5, 2019

Great home hardware store with lots of things. Must go.

Bol, October 5, 2019

Very convenient. It had just about everything for good prices

Ivan, October 5, 2019

Nice people and good service.

Nancy, October 2, 2019

Great selection. Tons of stuff here!

Tuli, October 2, 2019

Helpful staff and had everything I needed.

Tessa, September 30, 2019

Pretty standard hardware store. They do a good job of having most things you'd typically need, especially for a store in the middle of Harvard Square I was expecting much more meager offerings and was pleasantly surprised.

Christopher, September 29, 2019

A bit pricy, but great local shop fully stocked with home supplies!

Holly, September 28, 2019

Great store!

Bernie, September 28, 2019

Super helpful staff and lots of items to choose from! It’s a great store in a great location.

Ariana, September 27, 2019

All items available big space commercial area excellent customer service

MD, September 26, 2019

Great local store with different products.

Bonnie, September 25, 2019

Good selection. Friendly service.

Midori, September 25, 2019

Lots to choose from. More of what I thought

Vee, September 22, 2019

Great variety, have all the stuff

Sam, September 22, 2019

Great selection for a city hardware store, very helpful staff

Denise, September 22, 2019

Huge selection and great staff! Very convenient location as well.

Joel, September 20, 2019

So few independent hardware stores left. And if it's smaller than a breadbox, it's probably available here. And some things bigger.

Russell, September 19, 2019

The wide selection of items was astonishing.

E, September 19, 2019

The staff were very helpful in pointing out household supplies

Catherine Anne, September 17, 2019

A small but well-stocked hardware store. I had not been in Dickson Bros. in many years, so it was nice to become reacquainted with the store. Everyone was pleasant and helpful. I saw a number of items there that I have been looking for; I will definitely go back.

Shirley M., September 17, 2019

Dickson Bros is great! Everyone’s always really helpful and if they don’t have an item they always do their best to order it for you. Small and charming right in Harvard Sq!

Gregory, September 15, 2019

Very friendly staff

Christopher, September 14, 2019


Tiffany, September 14, 2019

Lovely neighborhood-y hardware store

Madeleine, September 13, 2019

Helpful staff and Great products for a small store. Hard to find parking in Harvard Square unless it is a Sunday.

Sandra, September 8, 2019

Super helpful

Adrian, September 4, 2019

The staff is pleasant & helpful which is an added bonus to a well stocked store with all you need for home, gardening etc.. They pack a lot into this store complete with a nice neighborhood vibe.

Janet, September 2, 2019

Well stocked hardware store, helpful staff, easy shopping experience

Ellee, September 1, 2019

Great service

Mary Allison, August 30, 2019

Great selection of home goods, accessories and tools.

Jonah, August 27, 2019

Nice place to shop for hardware/household stuff in the middle of Harvard Square!

Suman, August 11, 2019

Great store with lots in stock and friendly people.

Alex, August 10, 2019

Great selection and the staff members were all very helpful!

Courtney, August 6, 2019

Very helpful staff!

Alice, August 4, 2019

No one will ask me

Barry, August 4, 2019

I love Dickson Brothers, a little bit of everything but everything you need.

James, August 2, 2019

great service, huge selection of items - probably the best stocked hardware store in cambridge

Stephanie, July 31, 2019


Brad, July 19, 2019

This store had so many useful items it was easy to find something that I liked. The staff was very helpful too.-/

Janelle, July 19, 2019

This is such a cool store with everything you could need. Really nice employees, too. I had never been inside before, but I'll definitely be back.

Cristen, July 16, 2019

I was pleased to shop at this long standing hardware store and purchase items of great benefit to me.

Marla, July 12, 2019

They had exactly what I needed!

Robyn, July 2, 2019

Surprisingly large and well stocked hardware store right in Harvard Square. Had everything I was looking for.

Jeff, June 22, 2019

I liked it a lot! A little out of my way but would definitely go if I was in the area!

Samuel, June 21, 2019

Very interesting hardware store with very helpful staff.

Kathryn, June 14, 2019

They had a variety of fun things that one doesn't typically see at a hardware store. Helpful service. I would definitely go back again!

Susanne, June 6, 2019

This was a great experience. The employees were knowledgeable and helpful and the nift was easy to use.

Stephanie, June 3, 2019

Great shop with great selection!

Alyssa, May 31, 2019

Dickson's has everything - truly a one-stop shop for all things home/garden related.

Heidi, May 29, 2019

Helpful service, wide variety, convenient location.

Kelly, May 28, 2019

Good variety of goods. I was able to purchase a new tea kettle for a reasonable price.

Paula, May 27, 2019

Great store, convenient location!

Alex, May 27, 2019

Lots of useful stuff in this little store. Very helpful staff.

Fred, May 22, 2019

Friendly and helpful staff.

Aline, May 21, 2019

Dickson Bros is the best store. They have a shockingly large inventory and I'm always able to find what I need.

Sarah, May 21, 2019

I loved going to this Harvard Square hardware store today. They had all the things I needed for my weekend house project. I love supporting local businesses!

Caleb, May 18, 2019

I actually really needed mixing bowls, so i was not just purchasing something cause i had a gift card. Thank you!

Martina, May 16, 2019

Very much enjoyed this hardware store Employee was very knowledgeable and helpful

Richard, May 14, 2019

Many very interesting and useful items in a relatively small space. Some basics and some unusual versions of common items. Love it!

Ceallaigh, May 8, 2019

I love this hardware store, and the Nift discount brought me back in for the first time in awhile, and I realized they sold a bunch of model making supplies I regularly need that I didn't realize were there.

Bethany, May 8, 2019

Thank you very much!

James, May 6, 2019

This was great-- I was able to buy such practical things, close to my home!

Jill, April 30, 2019

Great little hardsware store! Has a bit of everything.

Helen, April 29, 2019

Excellent hardware store in the heart of Harvard Square

Elizabeth, April 10, 2019

Great value

Lisa, March 23, 2019

Good mix of quality hardware and some more fun stuff.

Josh, March 23, 2019

I'd never been to this particular hardware store before and I was really impressed with the diversity of merchandise clearly geared to home owners rather than trades people. I'll definitely be going back.

Tina, February 27, 2019

Helpful, friendly staff, had everything I needed and then some.

Bev, February 22, 2019

So much more variety than I anticipated! Great kitchen stuff,, and I appreciate the environmentally-conscious cleaning products that you had available. More! : )

Stephanie, February 15, 2019

One of the last authentic neighborhood shops left in the square! Practical and interesting household goods & hardware with a helpful staff🙂

Amy, February 10, 2019

a really nice shop.

David, February 10, 2019

Great selection of items and great customer service – thank you!

Linda, February 10, 2019


Stacy, February 9, 2019

A great old fashion hardware store, can fill a great range of products. Very Friendly

Anne, February 8, 2019

Good selection of housewares and hardware in a convenient city location.

Zofia, February 8, 2019

Dickson Bros. Hardware is a great local business that's been around for years. So glad this business is still going strong when so many unique places have closed in Harvard Square and big chains and banks have moved in

Linda, February 7, 2019

Great to have a hardware store in the midst of Harvard Square. Great store with helpful staff.

Leonard, February 6, 2019

They were all very nice. Employees would ask if I needed help when I walked around the store and the cashiers were also very helpful.

Jdportn, February 4, 2019

Friendly, no-nonsense service and a wonderfully stocked store

Susan, January 29, 2019

Nice neighborhood store

Kaustubh, January 24, 2019

Great, friendly store.

David, January 20, 2019

really nice staff. only negative is that Harvard Square location can make it difficult if you need to drive. I had lighter items. Might be hard for larger/heavier merchandise.

Joanne, January 14, 2019

Store forced me to buy more than $15 worth of stuff instead of treating it like a gift card. They were nice but didn't understand that's not how it works. Also, they keyed it up under Groupon in their POS system. :-/

Howie, January 13, 2019

Very helpful staff and great selection.

Catrice, January 12, 2019

I think this is the best nift to date! Never realized how big that store is once you get inside.

Kristen, January 9, 2019

Great selection, great prices

Kyle, January 7, 2019

Friendly and helpful staff!

Meghan, January 5, 2019

I had never been in there...great selection of kitchen products, which I hadn't expected!

Sherri, January 4, 2019

Good selection, thank you.

Astrid, December 31, 2018

Great store

Barbara, December 31, 2018


Hua, December 29, 2018

Super friendly staff, I was asked twice if I needed help and it was fairly busy in there!

Genevieve, December 23, 2018

I got three items I needed. The staff was very helpful.

Mark, December 17, 2018

Great local hardware store for all your DIY essentials and much more

Burning.minx, December 16, 2018

1st time back in your store since moved to Somerville 34 years ago, but enjoyed browsing and seeing some nifty products so will be back!

Brandon, December 16, 2018

a terrific little store, fully stocked with all of the necessities of maintaining a household, and served by an amicable and knowledgable staff

Michel, December 15, 2018

Everything was useful and everyone was helpful -- thank you!

Philip, December 13, 2018

Great customer service! The staff was friendly and very helpful.

Elizabeth, December 12, 2018

This was great!

Kristen, December 9, 2018

Good selection, helpful staff. Large store

Bianca, December 7, 2018

I selected #5 below, but it didn't seem to register. Great store.

David, December 5, 2018

Dickson Bros. True Value fits a lot of items into a small footprint! It has many things you need and many things you did not know you needed. The employees were helpful. Positive, no frills experience.

Stephanie, December 3, 2018

Very friendly staff, great selection of all sorts of things, and good prices. I had no idea there was a hardware store in Harvard Sq!

Elizabeth, December 3, 2018

Somehow this store has a little of everything one could want.

Tracy, December 2, 2018

They had exactly what I needed and seemed like a friendly store

Huayin, November 30, 2018

Great staff from product assistance to checkout.

Nathan, November 28, 2018

Great place!

Alexis, November 21, 2018


Erik, November 19, 2018

I found a very hard to find item. I'm happy.

Jeanine, November 19, 2018

Great Hardware store with friendly staff.

Jayne, November 14, 2018

Excellent selection, highly recommend!

Mara, November 10, 2018

great selection and customer service

Peter, November 6, 2018

They have a wide range of houseware items, and the staff is extremely helpful!

Gopi, November 4, 2018

Staff were friendly and helpful.

Monica, November 4, 2018

they had some cool funky kitchen gadgets . it was kind of pricey though for a true value.

Maureen, November 3, 2018

Great store

Dale, November 3, 2018

It is great to find so many kitchen and bath items packed into a store right in Harvard Square. It is so convenient. I will be back again.

Jin, November 1, 2018

Great store!

Jeremiah, October 31, 2018

Staff was very helpful. I was looking to find a special type of hinge to fix a spring on a piece of furniture. They didn't have the exact part Google advised, so instead they offered me some alternatives which ended up being more cost effective and simple!

Natalie, October 27, 2018


Harriet, October 27, 2018

Very helpful.

Joanne, October 24, 2018

Great selection and service in a prime location.

Farah, October 22, 2018

Dickson Bros was a nice shop! Unfortunately, they were out of a lot of glassware, but I was still able to use my Nift card for something useful :)

Elizabeth, October 21, 2018

This is such a wonderful idea. With online retailers just a click away, we don't always venture out to local businesses as we used to. Nift has gotten me back into the shops and I'm realizing how much easier it would be in the long run to just pop over to Dickson's, rather than having to wait for a package ordered online that might not even be what I was looking for. Thanks Nift.

Natasha, October 20, 2018

I love this program. I think it creates a lot of awareness for local businesses and let's people try them out without too big of a risk

Preet, October 17, 2018

I had never been to this hardware store before and this Nift gave me a great opportunity to go check it out! The employee who helped me was great and I will for sure go back!

Katya, October 15, 2018

Great customer service!

Tom, October 12, 2018


Brad, October 12, 2018

Good selection of merchandise, convenient location, and friendly staff. Will definitely return!

Gary, October 11, 2018

Great place. Had everything I needed, and much more. Very helpful staff posted all around the store. Would return.

Brant, October 10, 2018

lots of inventory and friendly staff

Emely, October 9, 2018

felt good to support local business

Michelle, October 8, 2018

Great store! It is close to my home and offers more than I presumed.

Mariia, October 7, 2018

Great selection and friendly employees to help find things.

Lindsey, October 7, 2018

Excellent hardware store and outstanding service.

Rachel, October 2, 2018

I found the employees to be very available to help me find the items I had on my shopping list and were very familiar with Nift and how to find my name with the Appt. I would rate it a 5

Mary, October 1, 2018

This was a very useful gift certificate, I will definitely return to this hardware store.

Patty, September 30, 2018

Impressed by the kitchen equipment

Benjamin, September 29, 2018
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26 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Dickson Bros. True Value