Our Permanent Exhibits

We showcase two American history periods: Colonial with the mansion & Joshua Babcock, and Industrial Revolution with granite industry.

The Babcock-Smith House

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!

The Granite Industry

The 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.



Explore the Museum through the eyes of our visitors! Read their insightful reviews and experiences, gaining a glimpse of the enriching journey that awaits you.

Historic museum house dating back to the 1700s. Good educational activity on a rainy (or sunny!) day. Beautiful gardens. Visit Joshua's Store for souvenirs and the carriage house for a look at the granite industry exhibit.

Ann Smith Local Guide

Nice house, great interior all through, wonderful antiques, clean, has a real old vibe. Great, WARM & I will return to check this place out during the winter..WARM my service puppy approves this review as Babcock House is hip on service puppy rights 😉

Craig Packard

Great place full of local and Revolutionary Era history. House has a lot of details i hadn't seen in other houses of the era. Grants museum is a great addition. Mr. Gallup-Smith gave us the most awesome personal tour for just stopping in after a Docent meeting when it was closed.

Michael Furmaniuk

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