A Trip To The Oldest Store In Rhode Island Is Like Stepping Back In Time

In 1788, George Washington was president, the USA was barely getting started, and a little general store called Gray’s opened in Rhode Island. Gray’s General Store has survived wars, technological advances, and even a temporary closing. And while it has been rebranded a few times, it still has the same historic look.

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Can you imagine keeping something like this in your family for centuries? Gray’s General Store has some serious staying power. It’s now in its seventh generation, and it was also the location of the first post office in Little Compton, founded in 1804. We’re always looking for interesting places like this to write about, so if you know of something we should be featuring, let us know.

Address: 4 Main St, Little Compton, RI 02837, USA