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The Wilbor House Museum

Early American farm circa 1690;
Now a historic house museum

548 West Main Road
Little Compton, RI 02837
United States
401 635 4035

On This Very Spot in 1690 Samuel Wilbor built the farmhouse that would remain in his family for six generations spanning four centuries.

On This Very Spot is the site of Benjamin Church's treaty with Awashonks during King Philip's War.

On This Very Spot is the birthplace of America's first Egyptologist, Charles Edwin Wilbour.

On This Very Spot is the creation site of the Rhode Island Red Hen which revolutionized the poultry industry and made Little Compton the poultry capital of the world in the 19th century.

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This spot is a historic house museum open to the public. For complete vistor's information, including hours of operation, admission fees, and maps & directions, visit the official website at

Condition: Historic house museum with numerous outbuildings. Open for guided tours in summer or year-round by appointment.

Public Access: Public museum.
$5 adults, $1 children, Members Free
Member of Time Travelers, reciprocal membership program

Parking: Free


Northeastern United States

Nearest Major Airport: Newport State Airport

Nearest Rail: Attleboro Commuter Rail Station

Directions: Follow RT 77 south into Little Compton to 548 West Main Road

Hours: Summer Thurs - Sun, 1- 5 PM
Year-Round by appointment

Contact Info: 401-635-4035

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