Explore the region’s history at the old Washington County Jail (1792 - 1858), one of the oldest surviving jails in Rhode Island and the headquarters of the South County History Center.
Historic museum and genealogy library. Jailer's residence and period jail cells dating to 1858 and 1861. Period rooms and gallery exhibitions. Ernest Hamlin Baker's 1939 mural, "The Economic Activities of the Narragansett Planters." Open year round.
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Fall - Spring 2023-2024 RHODE ISLAND DIGITAL VISITOR GUIDE