Over its almost 280 year history, the structure has seen many uses: private residence, grocery and dry goods shop, dressmaker's shop, liquor store, hairdresser, restaurant, barber, and watch shop. When the National Park Service took ownership of the building in 1974, it was moved approximately 40 feet to the south of its original location to enable Smith Street to be widened. Today, the Antram-Gray House holds interpretive exhibits and staff offices.
Did You Know?
Did you know that Roger Williams was a linguist? Along with speaking six languages, he learned the Narragansett language and wrote the book A Key into the Language of America which is a rare insight into the customs and ways of communicating with in the Native Americans. More...