Planning Your Visit

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we are open by appointment.

Please call 401-635-4035 for the most up to date information on visits.

Until you can visit in person, enjoy these video tours of our historic buildings:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGOABSTzYAr6i5WLrtzTtiA

Explore Little Compton’s history at the Little Compton Historical Society.

Take a tour of historic rooms from the late 1600s up to the 1940s with our docents in the Wilbor House. See the tools of farmers, fisherman, blacksmiths, and merchants in the Collections Barn. Explore the Little Compton’s changing landscape through maps and artwork in In the Special Exhibitions Gallery.

The Little Compton Historical Society is located at
548 West Main Road (Route 77), Little Compton, RI  02837

401-635-4035     lchistory@littlecompton.org

Normal Hours are listed below but due to COVID-19 are not currently in effect. Please call 401-635-4035 for up to date visitation information.

  • Office open: Tuesday – Friday, 9am–3pm
    • Please note: We have a very small staff and outside appointments may require us to close the office. We recommend you call 401-635-4035 before visiting.
  • Wilbor House Tours & Special Exhibition
    • Year-round: By Appointment.
    • July – August: Thursday – Sunday, 1-5 pm. Last tour 4:30 pm.
    • Labor Day – Columbus Day – Saturday & Sunday, 1-5 pm. Last tour 4:30.
  • Educational Programs, and Research: By Appointment Only

For information on our Research Policies, please read this document: LCHSResearchPolicies

Directions:

From Boston:
Take Route 93 South to Route 24 South. EXIT Tiverton/Little Compton – Route 77 – go south on Route 77, through the traffic light at Tiverton Four Corners continue south for 7 miles and the Wilbor House will be on the left at 548 West Main Road (Route 77).

From Providence:
Take Route 195 East to 24 South. EXIT Tiverton/Little Compton – Route 77 – go south on Route 77, through the traffic light at Tiverton Four continue south for 7 miles and the Wilbor House will be on the left at 548 West Main Road (Route 77)

From Newport:
Go north on East Main Road (Route 138) or West Main Road (Route 114) to Route 24 North. EXIT Tiverton/Little Compton – Route 77 – go south on Route 77, through the traffic light at Tiverton Four Corners and continue south for 7 miles and the Wilbor House will be on the left at 548 West Main Road (Route 77).