Our Favorite Unique Museums in Rhode Island
If EverPresent’s digitizing services has helped reconnect you with your own past, you might be interested to learn about local historical culture. While the Ocean State may be known for its beaches and mansions, it also has a rich history and a plethora of unique museums to help visitors connect more with the past.
National Museum of American Illustration
Located in a Newport mansion, this is the first national museum which specifically features American Illustrators.
Green Animal Topiary Garden
This estate in Portsmouth features eighty sculptured trees amongst other more traditional garden features.
Herreshoff Marine Museum
This museum in Bristol celebrates maritime history and is home to the “America’s Cup” Hall of Fame- an annual match race between sailing yachts.
Living Sharks Museum
Learn about shark conservation in Westerly with exhibitions about history and advocacy.
Museum of Work and Culture
Conserving important local history of textile mills, this museum in Woonsocket allows visitors to learn about the lives of immigrants and workers of Blackstone River.
This 1890’s mansion still holds its original architectural structures and has been restored as closely as possible to its original splendor by utilizing and studying old photographs of the rooms.
Immerse yourself fully into colonial American agriculture at this live farm museum in Bristol. Learn about the lives of farmers in the 18th century.
Spring Lake Arcade
The Oldest Penny Arcade in America is hidden in Burrillville. These vintage arcade games are still functional, and more surprisingly, still only cost pennies to play!
Rhode Island Computer Museum
Computers are a relatively new technology, but they have still come a long way in the past couple decades. This museum in North Kingstown collects vintage artifacts related to computer science.
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