- The list below includes 289 free or cheap things to do in or near Jamestown, Rhode Island, including 101 different types of inexpensive activities like History Museums, Parks, Aquariums and Playgrounds.
- From Fort Wetherill State Park to Cottrell Pier - Greens Beach, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Jamestown and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Newport, Providence, Fall River and Narragansett.
Fort Wetherill State Park encompasses 61.5-acres situated atop 100-foot granite cliffs. In addition to the hiking trails, the park also provides the ideal vantage point to watch the America's Cup and Tall Ship events.
Guests can enjoy a large playground composed entirely of recycled materials at the Jamestown Community Playground. The playground features several climbing structures, swings, sandboxes, ramps, tire bridges, and open play areas.
Used as a military fort during both World Wars, Fort Getty Park now stands as a historical reminder of Jamestown's early years. The park offers bayside camping, picnic areas and scenic views of the surrounding waterways.
Fort Getty Recreational Area, once used during World War I and II, is now used primarily as a camp ground. They offer a boat ramp, fishing dock, dumping station and comfort stations along with water and electric hookups for trailers.
Featuring a lighthouse that was built in 1856, Beavertail Light and Park, is now part of the Rhode Island Parks System. The area includes hiking/biking trails, Lighthouse Museum, and a breath-taking view from the rocky perimeter at the ocean's edge.
Conanicut Island Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary and nature preserve on the small and picturesque island of Conanicut. The sanctuary offers excellent opportunities for birdwatching, and offers hiking trails through wetland landscapes.
Dutch Harbor Boat Yard provides a full service boat yard and mooring field offering boating service, storage, and maintenance. Their moorings also include launch service, Wi Fi and laundry along with indoor and outdoor shower facilities.
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Battery Lane, Jamestown, RI 02835 MoreLess Info
A park spanning 22 acres, Conanicut Battery National Historical Park was once the site of fort from the Revolutionary War. The park offers views of the the west passage of Narragansett Bay and plaques explaining the history of certain areas.
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50 Narragansett Ave.,, Jamestown, RI MoreLess Info
Fire Department Memorial Building displays an array of antique fire-fighting equipment including an 1894 Lafrance Steam Fire Engine. Additional exhibits consist of antique firefighting equipment and photographs as well as a restored hand tub from the 1850's.