The Charming Rhode Island General Store That’s Been Open Since Before The Civil War

Long ago, general stores were the community gathering place in small towns – spots where folks would meet to catch up on local gossip and pick up a few dry goods or staples as well. Today, most general stores are long gone, replaced by big box stores and national-chain groceries, but there are still a few of these charming shops left in Rhode Island, and you’ll want to visit this one.

Have you visited Brown & Hopkins General Store? If so, we’d love to see your photos and read about your visit! Also, if you love historic little general stores, you’ll want to check out these five charming general stores where you’ll step right back in time.