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An Heart Still Beats

Opening in 1788, Gray's General Store in Adamsville, RI, was the oldest, after 224 years and by all... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2016
Peter K
,
Chevy Chase, MD
Truly an important piece of history!

Our visit was impromptu and completely happenstance, but what a local gem! If I won the lottery... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2016
kvaudrain
,
Portsmouth, Rhode Island
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16 Sep 2016
“An Heart Still Beats”
31 Jul 2016
“Truly an important piece of history!”
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4 Main Street, Adamsville, RI
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

Opening in 1788, Gray's General Store in Adamsville, RI, was the oldest, after 224 years and by all credible accounts, general store in the United States. George Washington wasn't yet president, and the flag had just 13 stars. One family, presumably named Gray, owned it...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2016

Our visit was impromptu and completely happenstance, but what a local gem! If I won the lottery tomorrow I'd love to put the money into restoring this place to its former glory. It certainly is quite a bit beyond its heyday, but is absolutely worth...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2015

Had to go to see the store which was the oldest in the USA until the relatively recent death of the last owner. Also a very old post office in the same building. I can't imagine that a proper restoration will ever happen in such...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2015

Gray's Store is a pretty ancient location in the vicinity of Little Compton RI and nearby hamlets. Its offerings are plain, simple and useful in a pinch.

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Reviewed 1 November 2014

Grays closed for about eleven months after the sudden death of the owner. Now the seventh generation owner has opened the store and historic landmark for all to visit and shop Hannah's Collectibles. Open June to October Wednesday to Sunday 11 - 4. Come and...More

1  Thank Liz C
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