Jamestown Town Hall

Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, RI

Jamestown Library

26 North Road, Jamestown, RI


North Road near Weeden Lane

Conanicut Battery

Battery Lane

Black History in Jamestown

Learn about the rich history of Jamestown’s Black community.

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

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From our Online Catalog

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JHS Museum 2023 Grand Opening

JHS Museum 2023 Grand Opening

On May 26, the 2023 JHS Museum opened a new exhibit, "Celebrating Jamestown Ferries: 150th Anniversary of Jamestown’s First Steam Ferry". JHS members enjoyed a reception highlighting the anniversary of the first steam ferry going into service in Jamestown in 1873. The...

Ferrying across bay once a dangerous duty

Ferrying across bay once a dangerous duty

Dinah Battey, of Jamestown, 20, married her husband in 1711. Six days after her wedding, on the sailing ferry home from Newport, the boat capsized, and she tragically drowned. Little was more dangerous in Colonial Rhode Island than crossing the bay in ferries. Family...

2023 Spring Newsletter

2023 Spring Newsletter

Our Spring Newsletter is now available for download. We had a busy winter with many major preservation projects getting underway. Enjoy our photos and descriptions of all our planned and past activities. Also listed are all the new donations made over the past year....

Mackerel Cove Beach Pavilion

Mackerel Cove Beach Pavilion

In 1927, construction of a beach pavilion, a town facility, began. The pavilion was designed by Ralph G. P. Hull (1885-1941), a local Jamestown building contractor. The 272-foot-long pavilion opened in July 1928. It was originally situated on the Sheffield Cove or...