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.
What they are saying …
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.
Call us at 401-783-5400 or write to:
South County Museum
115 Strathmore Street
Narragansett, RI 02882