Glocester

BROWN & HOPKINS COUNTRY STORE (1799) (H-1)
1179 Putnam Pike, Route 44. In the quaint village of Chepachet is one of the nation's oldest continuously operating general store, dating from 1809. Antiques, country furnishings, gourmet food, coffee, pastry and penny candy available. OPEN: Year-round, Thu-Fri, 11-4 p.m.; Sat, 11-5 p.m.; Sun, 12-5 p.m. Closed Mon-Wed. 568-4830.

CHEPACHET VILLAGE
Along Route 44. Quaint, rural Rhode Island village. Numerous antique and collectible shops.

JOB ARMSTRONG STORE (1827)
1181 Main Street, Route 44, Chepachet. The largest of the 13 dry goods stores in the village in the early 1800's. It is now a Living Museum with artisans demonstrating crafts of ancestors - spinning, weaving, quilting and rug hooking. Crafts on sale in restored Country Store. Headquarters of Glocester Heritage Society and a Visitor Center. OPEN: Sat, 12 noon-4 p.m. 568-4077.