Paine House Museum remains closed until the 2021 season.
For events happening on the grounds, visit our Events Page
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The Paine House museum was built about 1690. This makes it the oldest standing structure in Coventry, RI.
The museum has receive a variety of collection items from the local community including Civil War, Railroad, kitchen, furnishings, serve ware, clothing, quilts, sewing, needle work, bicycles, hand tools, musical instruments and so much more! The Barn loom is operational in the basement along with a display on turning raw materials into thread and fabric.
Tours are $6/adult, $3/child.
All proceeds go directly toward the maintenance of the museum.
WRICHS is 100% volunteer run. Your tour guides, grounds keepers, archivist, etc., all volunteer their time to WRICHS and the Paine House Museum.
If you enjoy the property, please consider becoming a member HERE and support our mission to keep local history alive or make a donation through the PayPal link on this page. Mail us at WRICHS, P.O. Box 2, Coventry, RI 02816.
Located at 7 Station Street, Coventry, RI, our parking lot across the street, next to the field. Please use the cross walk provided. Use the stone stairs from the side walk, at the back of the house. Entrance is near the well, across from the barn.
COVID precautions: Under state guidelines, the museum will be following procedures to keep our guests safe. Items include cleaning ‘high touch’ areas between tours, limiting each tour group to persons who reside together, wearing face masks in the house (to keep guests and tour guides safe) and guests name and phone number recorded. Our tour guides will be trained in all required safety items and a copy of the plan kept on file in the office.