Jamestown

BEAVERTAIL LIGHTHOUSE (NR) (H)
Beavertail Point, Beavertail State Park. The l938 hurricane uncovered the original base of the third lighthouse established in America (l749), an interesting example of early Colonial stonework. The present granite tower, just north of the original light, was erected in l856. The point also offers spectacular views of Rhode Island's Atlantic coastline. OPEN: Dawn to Dusk. Call museum for times. 423-3270.

FIRE DEPARTMENT MEMORIAL BUILDING
50 Narragansett Avenue. Exhibits include horse-drawn 1894 steam engine, other antique firefighting equipment and photographs. Also has a handtub under restoration from the 1850s. OPEN: Mon-Fri, 9-3 p.m. 423-0062.

JAMESTOWN MUSEUM (1886, NHS)
92 Narragansett Avenue. 19th century schoolhouse with permanent exhibit of memorabilia from Jamestown ferries and annual special exhibits. OPEN: Mid-Jun-end of Aug, Tue-Sat, 1-4 p.m. 423-0784.

JAMESTOWN WINDMILL (1787, NR)
North Road, off Route 138. Owned by Jamestown Historical Society; recently restored. OPEN: Mid-Jun-mid-Sep, Sat-Sun, 1-4 p.m. and by appt. 423-1798.

REVOLUTIONARY EARTHWORKS BATTERY
Prospect Hill, off Beavertail Road. Second highest point on the island. Outstanding view.

SYDNEY L. WRIGHT MUSEUM (NR, #) (H)
Jamestown Philomenia Library, 26 North Road. Indian and Colonial artifacts from prehistoric and early settlements on Conanicut Island. OPEN: Mon & Wed, 10-5 p.m. & 7-9 p.m.; Tue & Thu, 12-5 p.m. & 7-9 p.m.; Fri-Sat, 10-5 p.m. (Sat, Jun 15-Sep 15, 10-2 p.m.) 423-7280.

WATSON FARM (1796, #, SPNEA) (H)
455 North Road. This 265-acre site is a working farm in Jamestown with cattle, sheep, horses, chickens and a large garden. A 2 mile walking trail, with alternate shorter routes, provides a breathtaking views of farmland and Narragansett Bay. Self-guided walking brochure describes history of the farm, region, current farm products, the surrounding natural resources and seasonal cycles of the farm. School programs and in-school sheep to shawl demonstrations available. OPEN: Jun 1-Oct 15, Tue, Thu & Sun, 1-5 p.m. 423-0005.