Jamestown, Rhode Island is a lovely island community in the Narragansett Bay with a rich historical background.
Jamestown remains a summer tourist spot but there are around 5,600 residents that have made Jamestown their year-round home. The population nearly doubles, to around 10,000 in the summertime.
The rebuilt Beavertail Lighthouse is one of the island's main attractions. It was the nation's third lighthouse to be built. Visitors enjoy the view of the rocky coastline that surrounds the lighthouse.
Fort Wetherill State Park is another popular outdoor attraction. The park still contains remnants of the old forts used in wartime.
Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the many opportunities for bike riding, kayaking, and paddle boarding.
The children of Jamestown attend the Melrose School between kindergarten and 4th grade. Lawn School educates children grades 5-8, and the North Kingstown High School is responsible for grades 9-12.