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Welcome to the South County Museum

Come to the South County Museum, where Rhode Island’s coastal legacy has been celebrated for 80 years. Here you can
explore  the rich historical heritage of rural and coastal life. Our beautiful seven-acre campus is set in a 174-acre town park
that was the 19th-century  estate of Rhode Island’s Civil War-era governor and postwar senator, William Sprague.

Explore history in the one-room schoolhouse, carriage barn and print shop. Watch artisans at work in the blacksmith shop
and print shop. Wander through the Canonchet Estate stable ruins, visit the Rhode Island Red heritage flock and our other
farm animals. Our grounds feature heirloom flower and herb gardens, and we are bounded by woods, meadows and salt
marshes accessible on marked walking trails.

When we're open   . . .   How to get here 

Want to become a part of our SCM team? We're looking for interesting people to assist in various capacities
during the 2014 Museum season.

What they are saying …

WPRI Rhode Show, August 20, 2013

Yankee Magazine "… a burnished little gem of a museum that dunks you into the lives of the farmers and fishermen

of a coastal Rhode Island community. …"

AAA 2009 tour Book "… a must-see point of interest that offers a great experience. …"

We Offer Gift Certificates

> Blacksmith or Letterpress lessons: $90 for two, for three hours

> Individual Membership: $25

> Family Membership: $35

Call us at 401-783-5400 and leave a message, or drop by.

Our off-season office hours are

9 am to 1 pm, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Find out about our school tour program!


Centreville Bank

Day Studios

Gates Insurance

Phoenix Finds

Rhode Island Fishermen's Alliance

Call us at 401-783-5400 or  write to: 

South County Museum

115 Strathmore Street

Narragansett, RI 02882

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