Newport, RI – Twenty-seven museums across Rhode Island will join more than 1,200 museums across the country participating in Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day on September 22nd, a one-day annual event in which participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket.

Participants are allowed to download one ticket per email address. The ticket provides free general admission on Saturday, September 22, 2018, for two people to the participating museum.

Participating museums in Rhode Island include;

  1. Audubon Society of Rhode Island Nature Center and Aquarium in Bristol
  2. Babcock-Smith House Museum in Westerly
  3. Beavertail Lighthouse Museum in Jamestown
  4. Blackstone Valley Historical Society in Lincoln
  5. Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum in Bristol
  6. Conanicut Island Friends Meetinghouse in Jamestown
  7. General Nathanael Greene Homestead in Coventry
  8. Hearthside House Museum in Lincoln
  9. International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport
  10. Jamestown Museum in Jamestown
  11. Jamestown Windmill in Jamestown
  12. John Hunt House -East Providence Historical Society in East Providence
  13. Museum of Natural History and Planetarium in Providence
  14. Museum of Newport History & Shop in Newport
  15. Museum of Work & Culture in Woonsocket
  16. Norman Bird Sanctuary in Middletown
  17. Old Slater Mill National Historic Landmark in Pawtucket (Pictured Above)
  18. Paine House Museum in Coventry
  19. Pawtuxet Valley Preservation and Historical Society in West Warwick
  20. RISD Museum in Providence
  21. Redwood Library & Athenaeum in Newport
  22. Smith’s Castle in North Kingstown
  23. The John Brown House Museum in Providence
  24. The Stephen Hopkins House in Providence
  25. Tomaquag Museum in Exeter
  26. Warwick Historical Society in Warwick
  27. Westerly Armory in Westerly

To locate these or other participating museums, visit and then click “Get A Ticket.” Filter your search by museum location, museum name and/or museum type.

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(This story was originally published on What’sUpRhodeIsland)

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