Useful Links

Would you like to know more about Jamestown?

Check out some of these websites for information on Jamestown past and present.

Exploring Jamestown

Jamestown and Newport, Rhode Island Interesting and Useful Information

Jamestown Press

A compilation of news and current events featuring video of what’s happening in Jamestown.

Jamestown Newport Ferry

The Hop-On Hop-Off ferry service runs daily May 22 through October 12 and departs 1 East Ferry Wharf about every 60 to 90 minutes. Stops include Rose Island Lighthouse, Fort Adams, Ann Street Pier and Perrotti Park; no reservation required. Scenic Cross-Bay Cruises are also available, see to make reservations.

Watson Farm – Society for Preservation of New England Antiquities

The Watson farm offers visitors a glimpse into the way life was lived in Jamestown for three hundred years. The main farmhouse was built in 1796. The 280 acre working farm has cattle, sheep, horses, a large vegetable garden and two miles of picturesque trails.

Jamestown Golf Course

Description of the course, amenities and fees.

Rhode Island Scuba Sites

Photos and site descriptions of four Jamestown area diving sites – Beavertail, the Dumplings and Fort Wetherill plus King’s Beach in Newport.

Jamestown RI – Rhode Island Visitor Information

Jamestown and Newport RI information includes history of the area and things to see and do. Learn about ferry and sightseeing boats, dining, train rides, walks, lighthouses, parks and recreation areas, Newport mansions, other historical sites and museums.

Jamestown Bed and Breakfasts

East Bay Bed & Breakfast

Licensed bed and breakfast located steps from shops, restaurants, and water. Four guestrooms with private baths, full homemade breakfasts. Open year round.

14 Union Street
Jamestown, RI 02835
Phone: 401-423-0330
Toll Free: 1-800-243-1107
Contact: Mike & Rebecca Drzal

Lionel Champlin Guest House

Historic guest house offers 5 beautifully appointed rooms each with private bathroom, premium cotton robes and optional down featherbeds. Apartment suitable for families and longer stays.

20 Lincoln Street
Jamestown, RI 02835
Phone: 401-423-7469
Contact: Lisa Davis

Parks & Recreation

Jamestown RI Parks and Recreation

Fort Wetherill State Park – Jamestown RI

This former coastal defense site, once named Fort Dumpling, sits upon 100 foot high granite cliffs offering spectacular views of Newport Harbor. Description, photos and history.

Jamestown History

Jamestown Historical Society

Geological History of Jamestown

Art in Ruins – the Old Jamestown-Verrazzano Bridge

Photographs and information about the bridge and plans for its demolition.

Jamestown and Newport RI History

A brief history of Jamestown and environs. Formation of Narragansett Bay by glacial action, Native Americans, Colonists, changes to way of life over time. Provides links to more detailed information.


Lighthouses in Southern Narragansett Bay

Beavertail Lighthouse and Park

History, photos, old postcards and more. The lighthouse, built in 1856, and a lighthouse museum are located in Beavertail State Park at the rocky southern tip of Conanicut Island (Jamestown RI).

Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association

History of the light, hours of operation, directions, FAQ, pictures, information on museum membership and activities.

Dutch Island Lighthouse Society

A chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation, the Society is working for complete restoration of the historic 1857 Dutch Island lighthouse located on in West Passage, Jamestown RI.


Jamestown, Rhode Island Community Profile

Compiled by the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation. Includes short description of Jamestown, information on municipal government structure, list of officials and contact data, census information and economic data.

Jamestown RI – The Municipality

Official website of the Town of Jamestown. Scheduled town meetings, due dates for municipal taxes and fees, listings of town agencies and officials with phone numbers and email addresses, links to other government agencies and websites with useful local content. Entire current Jamestown Comprehensive Community Plan and Code of Ordinance are linked from this site.

Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority

Created in 1954, this Jamestown-based Authority built, operates and maintains the Newport (Pell) Bridge and maintains the Mount Hope Bridge. Contains photos, facts and history of both bridges.

Community Organizations

Conanicut Island Art Association

The Conanicut Island Art Association, Jamestown RI, encourages art education, produces three major shows a year featuring local artists and maintains ongoing displays of their work.

Jamestown Community Chorus

The chorus puts on a winter and spring show each year, and participates in concerts, Christmas tree lightings, choral festivals, exchange concerts, talent shows, and sentimental journeys.

Jamestown Community Theater

A non-profit, volunteer organization, founded in 1990, committed to fostering the growth of arts, culture, social awareness, and education of Jamestown young people through joint involvement of youth and adults in theater productions and discussion of related social issues.

Jamestown Fire Department

History and capabilities of the department and description of the Fire Museum which includes a fully operational 1894 Lafrance steam fire engine.

Jamestown Philomenian Library

Incorporated in 1847, the library was named for a debating society. Hours of operation, programs, online catalog search.

Discover Newport

Discover Newport is the official destination management organization dedicated to the promotion of the nine coastal communities in Newport and Bristol Counties Rhode Island as a premiere destination for business and leisure travel.

Discover Newport Offices & Visitor Information and Transportation Center
23 America’s Cup Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
Phone: 401-849-8048
Toll Free: 800-326-6030
Visitor Services Email: JBailey@DiscoverNewport@org

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