Hours and Admission

Summer 2018 Hours

July 11 - August 31: The Center's Museum, Archive and Library will be open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.  
*The Center will be closed July 4 & 5 for the Independence Day holiday.*
Museum tour offerings may be limited due to special projects, and research appointments are recommended.  
We apologize for any inconvenience.  Please contact us with questions at 401-783-1328.

Make sure your research visit it a success by making an appointment!  See details below.

Admission Fees to Museum, Archive and Library:

Adults: $8.00

Students (K-college): $6.00*

Active-duty military families: Free

Law enforcement & correctional officers: Free

South County History Center Members: Free

*Students visiting the Archive and Library only receive free admission. 

Research Visits

If you would like to conduct research at the South County History Center, please fill out our research request form (click here) or contact us at least one week in advance to schedule a research appointment.

Research appointments also may be available on days when the Center is normally closed.  

Please contact our Collections Manager at andrew@southcountyhistorycenter.org or 401.783.1328 for information and to schedule.

Please note that the Admission Fees listed above also apply to research visitors.

Group Tours

If you are interested in a tour for six or more people at the South County History Center, please contact us at least one week in advance.


The historic Old Washington County Jail has many staircases and unfortunately is not handicapped-accessible.