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The Oldest General Store In Rhode Island Has A Fascinating History

One of the greatest things about living in New England is being surrounded by so many wonderful reminders of what life was once like. Most historians would agree that Rhode Island has a particularly fascinating past and historically significant places are found all over. Not only does the state have the oldest tavern in the country, stunning Gilded Age mansions, the textile mill that brought the Industrial Revolution into fruition, and charming colonial homes, we also have the nation’s oldest general store. This place has been gaining much attention in recent years and you’ll understand why once you learn of its epic history.

Click here to learn about another old fashioned general store found in Rhode Island.

Jeana is a freelance writer, musician, and student. She is in the Providence based acoustic duo Tammy & Jeana, and the folk act known as Great Gale. Jeana commutes to Northeastern University in Boston where she is pursuing an M.S. in Organizational Communication. As a long time Rhode Islander who was born in Warwick, she loves promoting the state's wonders.