Jamestown was incorporated in 1678 as part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and transferred to Rhode Island in 1746. Today, Jamestown is a peaceful coastal town with historic farms, stunning parks, award-winning restaurants, quaint shops, and art galleries. Interestingly, this town has no chain stores or restaurants and only one gas station.
Places to see
- Visit Conanicut Island Sanctuary.
- See richly detailed historical exhibits at Jamestown Historical Society Museum.
- Spend a few hours at the Jamestown Arts Center. Later, have a bite to eat at Village Hearth Bakery Café.
- Enjoy a picnic at Beavertail State Park, the site of America’s third lighthouse and the first in Rhode Island. In fact, the lighthouse dates back to 1749.
Things to do in Jamestown
- Sail, fish, or kayak on Narragansett Bay. In addition to water-based activities, enjoy activities on land, such as visiting Watson Farm. This attraction shows you what farm life was like over 200 years ago.
- Visit the 105-year-old Clingstone House in Narragansett Bay. Not only is this uniquely-located home massive, but it has also been renovated to meet 21st-century ecological standards. For example, solar panels heat all the water for the mansion, and a wind turbine provides its power. Additionally, the house has a seawater filtration system and rain cistern.
In Jamestown, the summers are warm and humid. Winters can be frigid, wet, and windy. It is partly cloudy year-round. Over the year, the temperature typically varies from 24°F to 80°F and is rarely below 10°F or above 87°F. Since winters are so cold, the best time to visit Jamestown is in the summer.
Dutch Harbor Boatyard is a full-service boatyard and mooring field. Providing boating service, storage, and maintenance. Moorings include launch service, Wi-Fi, laundry, bathrooms, indoor and outdoor shower facilities, water, ice, and a restaurant. Jamestown Village is within walking distance.
Conanicut Marina offers 1,200 feet of fixed pier dockage, and 100 floating pier slips up to 480 volts. One hundred sixty deep-water embedment-type moorings at depths ranging from 6 – 55 feet. Long-term and short-term parking areas, courtesy shuttle, bathrooms and showers, Wi-Fi, ValvTect marine fuel dock, and high-speed diesel pump.
You may wish to visit Jamestown before embarking on your Martha’s Vineyard Boat Charter or a New England Yacht Charter vacation.
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