Charlestown Historical Society
Charlestown Historical Society

Welcome to The Charlestown Historical Society

Thank you for visiting our website. We have been an active organization for over fifty years, committed to the preservation of Charlestown's history and its presentation to the public.

The Charlestown Historical Society has been strengthened with new active members who have committed their time and their own special talents and expertise to our endeavors. They have been busy volunteering with programming, research, maintaining our Schoolhouse and Archive properties at the Cross Mills Library and organizing and cataloging our collections.

Our Archive building houses our collections and provides exhibitions for the public.  All of Charlestown's historic villages (Carolina, Cross Mills, Kenyon, Shannock, and Quonochontaug) as well as Charlestown's Native American heritage is represented in this new home.

1838 District No. 2 Schoolhouse

Charlestown has a rich history which we can all be proud of and its preservation is extremely important. We look forward to serving the community and encourage your participation.


We hope you will consider becoming a member of the Charlestown Historical Society. A membership application is located on the Support page. As a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, we look to the community for support and volunteerism.


Charlestown Historical Society

P.O. Box 100

4417B Old Post Road

Charlestown, RI  02813


Header photo is from a late 1800's postcard and shows the view looking east from near the current intersection of Town Dock Road and Old Post Road.

1838 Schoolhouse & Archive


Summer Season


Hours are:


Friday & Saturday

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM




or 401-641-1952



Check out our Events page to find out what events we will be organizing in the near future.

Revolutionary War Encampment at the Amos Greene Farm

Support Us

We are a non-profit organization and welcome any kind of support. If you would like to support us, please check out the Support page for more information.

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