Portsmouth Historical Society
Portsmouth Historical Society (c) 2015; 870 East Main Road (at Union St), PO Box 834, Portsmouth, RI 02871

Buildings and Exhibits

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  1. Stephen Lawton says:

    Our family genealogy shows me a descendant of Adam Lawton, so it’s really neat to read the description of his building the school. I’d love to get there to see it and touch his work! Thanks for caring for the school and telling the story!

  2. Josesphine Byrne says:


    I am planning a trip to Providence in July & am interested in visiting Portsmouth Historical Society.

    I phoned & got your message with the hours of 2 to 4PM on Sundays; however, I couldn’t understand the rest of the message. Are there tours? Is there a museum? Is there a fee, & if so, what is it?

    Any information you can give me is appreciated.

    Thank you!

    Josephine Byrne
    St. Louis, MO

    • Rich Talipsky says:


      We have docents available during our museum hours to answer your questions and give you tours of our exhibits.

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