************************************  Carrying On with Coronavirus ***********************************

The museum will be open by reservation only, with several changes to comply with guidance provided by the Rhode Island Department of Health.

PRIOR TELEPHONE RESERVATIONS WIL BE REQUIRED and can be made by calling our resident manager at 401.596.5704. She will also collect the information necessary to comply with Rhode Island’s tracing program and share the latest guidelines.

Face coverings will be required along with proper physical distancing and visitors are encouraged to bring the recommended donation amount in exact cash or check form.

This is a trying time for all of us, but a wonderful time to visit our museum. Please check back to see if there are any updates.


The Georgian Mansion (circa 1734) is the former home of the Babcocks and Smiths.  The mansion is elegantly furnished with pieces reflecting the Colonial Babcock years, the Victorian Smith years, and colonial restoration of 1928. Historians and antique-lovers alike will enjoy all the museum
has to offer!
Babcock-Smith House Museum









Museum House Tours and
Granite Exhibit Hours:

May 26 through October 31: Sat 2:00-5:00 pm

July and August: Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun 2:00-5:00 pm

By appointment: (401) 596-5704 or (401) 322-8240

Granite CarvingThe granite industry played a prominent role in the history of Westerly, RI. It is well documented through historical order books, photographs and artifacts.

Browse our online collection of photos and reference materials, or schedule an appointment to view them in person.

2020 Babcock-Smith House Museum

We are a non-profit, public trust in accordance with section 509 (a) (1) and 170 (b) (1) (A) (vi) of the IRS code.
Donations gladly accepted.