Built in 1773 by James Mitchell Varnum, a lawyer who entered the Revolutionary War and became one of General George Washington's Continental Army Brigadier Generals. Varnum was later Major General of the Rhode Island Militia. The museum is furnished with period furniture and features many historic artifacts. The grounds are available to rent for events.Using our international travel planner, East Greenwich attractions like Varnum House Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Varnum House Museum reviews
This is a great place to take your class on a field trip. The tour guides dress in period garb and answer questions as well as a guided tour. Very famous people are associated with its history. more »
Well preserved peek at life in rural Rhode Island around the time of the Revolutionary War. Maintained by volunteers, and good for kids & adults alike. more »
An amazing hidden gem in RI!
A very cool museum located in East Greenwich. Worth the trip, but it is only open June, July and August on Saturday & Sunday 1-4 pm.
Plan your trip to East Greenwich
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in East Greenwich
Trips to Varnum House Museum by other users
60 days in Rhode Island BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Westerly New Shoreham Bristol 58 days in Rhode Island BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Cranston New Shoreham 58 days in Warwick & West Bay BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Cranston 5 days in East Greenwich BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Yawgoo Valley Ski Area & Water Park New England Wireless & Steam Museum Proclamation Ale Company 3 days in Rhode Island BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Exeter 4 days in Warwick & West Bay & Providence BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Warwick Providence