Jamestown Town Hall

Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, RI

Jamestown Library

26 North Road, Jamestown, RI

Windmill

North Road near Weeden Lane

Conanicut Battery

Battery Lane

Places to Visit


See Jamestown’s historic sites and learn its history through its artifacts

Current Exhibits


Learn about this summer’s museum exhibit and other displays around town

Map of Historic Places


Click to explore the island and get driving directions around town. Take it on the road

From our Online Catalog


Search and view our online catalog of materials in the JHS collections

Brooks family lost three members during World War II

Brooks family lost three members during World War II

A four-engine long-range B-24 Liberator bomber on which William Sweet was engineer for 18 missions over enemy territory during World War II.Eighty years ago, the United States was entering its second year of involvement in World War II. Few were left untouched by the...

Peckham men from farmers to ferryboats

Peckham men from farmers to ferryboats

Preston E. Peckham and his wife, Catherine, taking a chilly winter carriage ride. Participating in horse competition, pigeon races, and carriage parades, Preston, born in 1884, was considered one of the most colorful turn-of-the-century characters in Jamestown. John...