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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-plus 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.


Museum News

New grants will enable SCM to upgrade craft buildings


The Museum has received a grant of $18,895 from the Champlin Foundations to replace roof shingles on four of its craft buildings ― the carpentry shop, the blacksmith shop, the one-room schoolhouse and the carriage barn. These projects, which were completed in January,  are the first major exterior repairs on the craft buildings since they were built in 1995. 

It also has received from the Horace A. Kimball and S. Ella Kimball Foundation $10,000 for the replacement of windows in the print shop.

In addition, the GFWC Women's Club of South County gave the Museum a $200 grant for programming.


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


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!


Aunt Carrie's

Centreville Bank

Day Studios

DeWAL Industries

Flood Ford

Gates Insurance

Hogan & Hogan Ltd.

Homestar Mortgage

Jennifer's Chocolates

John Ward Physical Therapy

Narragansett Rubbish Removal

Pear Ink Design

Ram Point Marina Inc.

Rawlings Floor Covering

Rhode Island Fishermen's Alliance


Historic Walking Tours of Narragansett Pier

Call us at 401-783-5400 or write to: 

South County Museum

P.O. Box 709

Narragansett, RI 02882


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