South County Museum

115 Strathmore Street, Narragansett, RI 02882 - United States




The South County Museum inspires curious learners of all ages to explore, engage, and experience the history of Rhode Island’s village communities that formed around unique agriculture, maritime, and mill work. The eight acre campus-style museum features a print shop, schoolhouse, blacksmith forge, carpentry shop, carriage barn, walking trails, and living history farm in addition to an exhibit hall. The museum hosts hands-on craft demonstrations, lectures, tours, programs, and seasonal events for all ages. Wheelchair accessible. Please visit us online for special events and more information.


Explore the Metz, the South County Museum's main exhibit hall, home to Colonial and Victorian kitchen exhibits, a maritime gallery with a recently debuted commercial fishing exhibit, a General Store, and more. Step inside a 19th century classroom at the one-room schoolhouse or discover an array of nearly two dozen horse-drawn carriages and sleighs at the Carriage Barn. Take a tour of the museum's Print Shop, home to one of New England's most extensive collections of printing presses. In addition to the Acorn and Heidelberg, the shop boasts a Linotype, a Ludlow with several drawers of type, a Vandercook proof press, several hand presses, a very large paper cutter and a variety of other tools of the trade. Discover southern Rhode Island's agricultural past at the Living History Farm, home to resident sheep, goats, and a heritage flock of Rhode Island Red chickens. Watch live demonstrations at the Blacksmith Forge and Carpentry Barn.

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