• 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:  info@charlestownhistorial.org 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.

Open Friday & Saturday 10am-12pm.
Open by Appointment Throughout the Year
Contact info@charlestownhistorical.org to make an appointment!