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History of the Jamestown Town Hall

Visit Town Hall to Learn the Whole Story

An exhibit in the front stairwell of Town Hall tells the building’s history. The Town Hall is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. For an explanatory tour, contact the Jamestown Historical Society.

First Two Hundred Years

For over 200 years, Jamestown was without a permanent building within which to conduct the business of the town. Each elected Town Clerk stored the town records in his home or office.

The first Town Hall was built on the site of the current Town Hall in 1883.

A Century of Change

The town grew quickly in the late 19th and 20th centuries and many plans were proposed to expand, move, and rebuild the 1883 building. Finally, in 2007, the current Town Hall was opened, incorporatiing the original Town Hall as the Council Chamber.

Become a JHS Member

Help preserve & share the history of Jamestown, RI. Maintain the Museum, the Windmill, the Meetinghouse and the Conanicut Battery. Preserve the Society’s collection of documents, photographs and artifacts.