Things to Do in Jamestown

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  • Bobbie W
    Warwick, RI1,214 contributions
    we went in a beautiful summer day with my 7 year old grandson. The rocks are mostly flat and easy to climb. You can see people fishing and sun bathing on the rocks as well as the beautiful view of the ocean, sailboats and lighthouse. A fun day outdoors for sure!
    Written August 17, 2022
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  • DMSMD64
    Chester Springs, PA468 contributions
    I worked in Jamestown back in the late 80’s and would hang out at the fort. I returned recently and it has changed. Fences have been installed so the fort is no longer accessible. There is a huge amount of, graffiti on the old fort, some artistic, some political and some just plain old tagging. There are semi private areas to sit by the water as well a large picnic area. Personally, I have never dove in the area, but have seen many divers there. Admission is free and there is plenty of free parking. All in all, it is still worth a visit to view the ocean and Newport.
    Written October 12, 2020
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  • Claire S
    Boston, MA73 contributions
    Let me start by saying I am the worst person in the world to drive over any bridge, I am terrified of heights. I was anxious about this bridge before the trip and read that it was 3m long. It’s the quickest 3m I’ve ever driven (and I’m not a fast driver, esp. over bridges). I made sure I didn’t drive over it leaving Newport, but it is a well-built, beautiful bridge, and I’m sure the brave enjoy the views.
    Written August 17, 2021
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  • David C
    Wadsworth, OH3,093 contributions
    Another free attraction in Jamestown. Park and visit between 1-4 on summer Saturdays. Lovely garden area greets you as you approach the windmill. They used it to make corn meal and they still operate it from time to time to let people try the fresh corn meal. The self tour only takes about 20 minutes. It’s a nice area and interesting to say the least.
    Written July 27, 2019
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  • B3916IXdavids
    Union, KY19 contributions
    My grandson enjoyed himself oh so much. He is almost 3 years old. They had an old small fire truck for him to ride. He got a plastic fireman hat. He got to sit on an old and a new fire truck. They also have some very old fire trucks to look at. The people there are very very nice. I highly recommend spending some quality time at this museum.
    Written July 8, 2018
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  • Stephen T
    Bristol, RI6 contributions
    It was a pretty good spot. Liked the private beach even though it’s small and rocky and loved you can bring the dogs on it. BIGGEST problem is you can’t pull your car to your campsite. That makes zero sense. It was close to 100° this weekend and we needed some air reprieve for the dogs. Ended up finding one spot we could pull the car in and just asked the RV owner if it was OK and he was fine with it (we had to drive through his space). Plus the seagulls will destroy your bag of trash unless you lock it in the car.

    Overall it’s a good spot, close to Beavertail and we went to Newport for dinner one night. GREAT views.
    Written July 28, 2020
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  • KANO1970
    North Kingstown, RI33 contributions
    A step back in time. The grounds are lovely and the views to the West Passage are stunning. Heritage breed cows along with sheep and chickens to visit with and don't miss the old fashioned tree swing. So glad this location has been preserved by Historic New England. And we found a message in a bottle from NJ at the shoreline!
    Written August 1, 2017
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  • Sarah S
    Caledonia, Canada72 contributions
    Amazing beach, very quiet and not too busy. The only bathrooms they have however are porter potties. It’s the ocean so it’s absolutely beautiful. My fiancé’s family took us here and it was absolutely enjoyable
    Written August 16, 2018
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  • Ron C
    Newport RI57 contributions
    So if you are going on Dutch Island in the summer be prepared for deer ticks (the annoying ones not the musically gifted ones) and spend some time working out what you want to see there as it is largely overgrown in the summer.
    if you want to go there in late fall once the vegetation down, it is easier to get around. Having your own boat or using a kayak to get there is best way to go, That said, if you are looking to see old fort ruins, do to one of the other forts in the area that are easier to get to where you will see more.
    Written July 22, 2015
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  • DaveNardo
    Jamestown, RI34 contributions
    This a small quite beach with no facilities and limited parking good place to take a quick dip and talk to the locals. Not much here for children
    Written October 2, 2018
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  • Jezebel_9
    Jamestown, RI4 contributions
    This tiny museum has great exhibits that change every year. Really detailed historical exhibits from local material. Open in summer only.
    Written August 9, 2017
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  • Daniel S
    Bridgewater, CT1 contribution
    My wife and I ran into Pat October 4th at the Providence Farmer's Market. We enjoyed a fabulous lunch of a Pat's Burger and a Brat. We were delighted to have the opportunity to visit Pat's farm observing the animals living contently in a natural setting (i.e. over 1000 free range chickens running in the field). The passion that Pat brings to his work is inspiring. The Providence, R.I., area is fortunate to have Pat's Pastured providing high quality meats for the community. Would highly recommend any one to purchase his products either at a Farmer's Market or at the store on the Farm.
    Daniel & Jane Storrs
    Written October 8, 2015
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  • kayjay274
    Long Branch, NJ21 contributions
    Great way to travel to Newport without the hassle of finding parking there. Free onsite parking at the ferry terminal, and the cost is very reasonable. In approximately one hour we arrived in Newport. Walkable distance to the visitor's center and also to shops and restaurants. If you want to visit the mansions or do the cliff walk, you will not be able to get there on foot, but there are tours.
    Written September 24, 2021
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  • Tim_and_Lori2022
    1 contribution
    This was our 7th bareboat charter with New England Sailing Center and, as with the previous charters, we had a wonderful time! The sailboat ("Lucky") was well prepared for us and everything worked. Also, Evan Swain provided us with a very thoughtful, detailed review of the boat before we set sail, giving us complete confidence to sail the boat for that week.

    We look forward to our next charter with New England Sailing Center!

    There are two other advantages with chartering through New England Sailing Center: 1) they give a discount to repeat customers, which makes their prices very competitive. 2) These same people operate out of the British Virgin Islands in the winter time (with some of the same boats). It helps a great deal when traveling that far to know that you will be working with a reliable quality company. We have chartered twice with the New England Sailing Center in the BVI and we are looking forward to going back to the BVI with them this winter.

    One last thing-- I (Tim) am a former student of New England Sailing Center. As part of my training, I crewed on one of their boats, delivering it from Newport, RI to the BVI. That was a great passage-making experience and I highly recommend it! I also knocked off several of my sailing certifications as part of the sailing trip.

    Tim and Lori
    Written July 21, 2022
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  • Heather B
    1 contribution
    We had a great kayaking experience with Jamestown Outdoors! Beth was very accommodating of our large group and great to communicate with. They helped us with some local recommendations for lunch afterwards as well. Highly recommend booking a trip with them!
    Written September 8, 2021
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