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Genuine old timey town

Vitied Wilburs store, had coffee at the art gallery and went to the Thrift Shop. You cannot go to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
241robinh
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Signal Mountain, Tennessee
Fabulous Country store

Attempting to visit all country stores in New England and visited Wilbur’s General Store. Pleasant... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2018
lmpwm
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Vitied Wilburs store, had coffee at the art gallery and went to the Thrift Shop. You cannot go to LIttle Compton without a brief visit to the Commons. Wilburs is frightfully expenxive ( yes a gallon of milk for eight dollars!) but it also has...More

Thank 241robinh
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Attempting to visit all country stores in New England and visited Wilbur’s General Store. Pleasant surprise with everything from food, hardware, gifts galore. Would travel again just for the fun of it and lovely drive to Sakonnet Light. They even sell the book we are...More

Thank lmpwm
Reviewed 19 July 2017

The Little Compton Commons is a nice little area with charming shops, post office and cemetery. There is an antique shop which claims to be the first general store in the United States.

1  Thank AbrahamLincolnCPA
Reviewed 11 September 2016

You can spend an hour or two strolling the triangular, three-century-old Little Compton Commons, across from the town school, enclosing an old graveyard and the Congregational church, and one of just a few town commons left. Hollywood tried to persuade the townspeople to film its...More

2  Thank Peter K
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We come often to this beautiful corner of coastal Rhode Island- Little Compton is my idea of a New England village with its beautiful churches, white Greek revival and Federal houses perfectly preserved, ancient cemeteries with lichen-covered stones and little unpretentious shops and cafes. The...More

Thank Brooke T
Reviewed 25 June 2016

A picturesque commons (the only commons in RI --- find out why) with the church, the common, the cemetery and a few low-key stores around it. Also the post office. Several centuries of well preserved buildings. Wilbur General Store not to be missed -- sells...More

1  Thank SLRS5
Reviewed 26 October 2015

The Commons is the center of the town of Little Compton. It is anchored by three churches, a library, a true general store, a grade school with a playground open to the public and a post office. The cemetery next to the oldest church is...More

Thank kechip
Reviewed 9 October 2015

Actually I don't agree with the suggestion that this really is such an exceptional village to look at, although it is certainly worth seeing as a location and collection of buildings. The stand out thing to see is the obelisk in the centre of the...More

Thank David A
Reviewed 24 September 2015

I love driving into Little Compton Commons because as I drive in the view makes me think about the people who walked here, people who rode horses to this commons, people who drove buggies here and those who drove in Model Ts and other automobiles...More

Thank HistoryLover2017
Reviewed 20 July 2015

This is simply a wonderful spot to explore- read the headstones of people who lived here 250 years ago- Revolutionary War soldiers, and even a mistress or two. The Congregational Church towers above the Commons, and is simply beautiful. When you're done walking around, be...More

Thank Phil M
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A long walk, short car-ride, nice bike ride. For more precise info check a map. (I don't usually go to beach from there--sorry I can't be more precise.)
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