• History, Preserved

  • Step back in time and enjoy a visit to the 1838 Schoolhouse.  As the only surviving schoolhouse still in its original state in Charlestown, you can experience what it felt like to be a young student before the onset of the automobile, cell phone and hustle and bustle of modern living.

    We are happy to accommodate your group for a visit to enjoy an hour in this special time capsule of American life.  Please email us at:  [email protected] to set up your visit. Thank you!

  • In our Archive

    • History of Charlestown

    • History of Carolina

    • History of Cross' Mills

    • History of Kenyon

    • History of Shannock

    • History of Quonochontaug

    • Charlestown's Native American Heritage

    • WWII Naval Airbase History

    • Research Library

The Charlestown Historical Society Archive/Museum and 1838 Schoolhouse are located in the historic village of Cross Mills,
directly next door to the Cross Mills Public Library.

We are open each year from Memorial Day Weekend through September
Friday & Saturday 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

We are open year round by appointment at: [email protected].