Paine House Museum is *Closed* until further notice
More information on our Events Page
The Paine House museum was built about 1690. This makes it the oldest standing structure in Coventry, RI.
We have been lucky to receive a variety of collection items from the local community. Civil War, Railroad, kitchen, furnishings, serve ware, clothing, quilts, sewing, needle work, bicycles, hand tools, musical instruments and so much more! We are in the process of recreating a tavern that was once housed in the building and the Barn loom has been set up along with some information on turning raw materials into thread and a finished product.
Tours are $6/adult, $3/child. All proceeds go directly toward the maintenance of the museum, it’s buildings, property, collections and archives. WRICHS is 100% volunteer managed. 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. A monthly or one time donation may be made through PayPal at the Donate link top right on this page.
We are located at 7 Station Street, Coventry, RI. Our parking lot across the street, next to the field. Please use the cross walk provided. Access the entrance up the stone stairs from the side walk at the back of the house near the well, across from the barn.