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Little Compton Commons

Meetinghouse Lane, Little Compton, RI
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Nice and charming

The Little Compton Commons is a nice little area with charming shops, post office and cemetery... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
Sharon, Massachusetts

You can spend an hour or two strolling the triangular, three-century-old Little Compton Commons... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2016
Peter K
Chevy Chase, MD
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Meetinghouse Lane, Little Compton, RI
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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
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Not a whole lot to see or do in the Commons, but it offers a nice vibe and center of this charming town. Church cemetery dates back 200+ years if that sort of thing appeals.

Thank Eric Z
Reviewed 18 February 2015

This is one of the best New England town common's. The church and the church yard are beautiful and the grave yard with stones dating from the early 1600's are quite remarkable.

Thank Robert V
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9 January 2015|
Response from SLRS5 | Reviewed this property |
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.)