Jamestown Town Hall

Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, RI

Jamestown Library

26 North Road, Jamestown, RI


North Road near Weeden Lane

Conanicut Battery

Battery Lane

Summer Exhibit 2022
The Jamestown Museum at Fifty: A Retrospective

Museum Location and Hours:
92 Narragansett Ave.
Jamestown, Rhode island 02835
Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 1-4 PM

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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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Library Exhibit, July 2022: William Foster Caswell, Ferryman and Modeler

Library Exhibit, July 2022: William Foster Caswell, Ferryman and Modeler

William Foster “Babe" Caswell, worked for many years for the Jamestown & Newport Ferry Company – first as a fireman, then as one of the youngest engineers, and finally as manager.  During his years on the ferries he built models of the ships he worked on as well...

“Babe” Caswell: Model Maker and Mariner

“Babe” Caswell: Model Maker and Mariner

William Foster Caswell, commonly known as “Babe” was born in Jamestown in November 1909, the fifth child of John and Isabel Caswell.  The census-taker six months later recorded “no name” for him.  Family lore says that “Babe” was his only name until he selected...

From the Collection – Judy Garlick

From the Collection – Judy Garlick

On September 19, 2021, Judith E. Garlick, passed away leaving the Jamestown Historical Society an extensive collection of albums containing pictures of students who graduated from the Carr and Clarke Schools. The Carr School which was built in 1887 by George D....

The Jamestown Forum

The Jamestown Forum

In the aftermath of World War II, the world faced the twin tasks of recovering from the dislocations that had affected everyone’s life and of defining the future direction of society.  Many new governmental organizations were founded – from the United Nations (October...