If you’re in need of a historic house fix then sign up for the Little Compton, Rhode Island Historic House Tour taking place Saturday, September 17, 2022.
Little Compton is a sleepy, rural community with a powerhouse of a historical society and loads of historic houses and history. When they offer a historic house tour it’s guaranteed not to be your average tour.
Two of the houses on this tour are tantalizingly unique. One is the Mill House – a windmill converted into a home with interior details by famed Providence arts and craft artist Sydney Burleigh. The other is the Sea Bourne Mary House which originally stood in Londonderry, NH but was dismantled in the 1800s and re-built in Little Compton.
The Little Compton Historic Society sets a theme each year and goes all in on the theme with a museum exhibit, book and presentations by experts. This year’s theme – historic houses – also includes the historic house tour.
In addition to taking the tour, you can prep for it by watching the teaser videos on YouTube. You can also read the book Stories to Tell: A Second Collection of Little Compton House Histories. The book details the histories of the houses in the 2022 house tour. There is a also an expert presentation available on YouTube called How to “Read” a Historic Building by Clark Schoettle.
You will never again be so well prepared for a house history tour!
For more details and to purchase the $50 tickets visit the Little Compton Historical Society website.
Here’s are previews of some of the houses you’ll see on the tour: