Group Tours

The museum offers a variety of engaging group opportunities. Please fill out the field trip request form with your preferred date choices along with the number of visitors, their interests, special needs, and ages.

South County Museum has been honoring Rhode Island’s village communities that formed around agriculture, maritime, and millwork for over 85 years. Central to our mission is encouraging curious learners of all ages to explore, engage, and experience America’s history. We will introduce you to how SCM will connect the past to the present during your visit.

For more information or to schedule a group tour, please contact the museum at 401-783-5400 or email:

Field Trips & Kid Groups

Cost: $6/student—chaperones, organizers, bus drivers are free

Time: 90 minutes

Your group will then be divided up into groups of 8-10 that will rotate through at least 4 exhibit spaces on the museum complex, such as the print shop, blacksmith shop, the Metz Exhibition Hall, and living farm exhibit. Museum staff and volunteers will offer hands-on interpretation appropriate to the visitor’s age and interest level.

Bring a bagged lunch to enjoy on-site before or after your tour. We have several picnic benches and can accommodate our guests inside the Metz if the weather gets iffy. Because we are a campus-style museum, proper outdoor attire and insect repellant may be needed.

Senior Group Tours: General and the 32nd Annual Folk Art Quilt Show

General Visit Tours:

Cost: $10/person– chaperones, organizers, bus drivers are free

Time: up to 90 minutes

Seniors and other adult groups of 5 or more, whether organized by a group of friends or an organization, are encouraged to visit SCM together. Senior and adult groups will be provided a tour guide(s), depending on group size, for the duration of their visit that will bring to life the variety and depth of the museum’s campus and collections. Organizers are encouraged to discuss the groups interests and needs during the booking process so that the guides can plan which aspects of the museum to highlight during the tour or if any specific accommodations are needed. There are many areas to sit and rest during the tour, and guides will move at the pace of the group.


Accessibility & Special Services

  • South County Museum has ample parking and can accommodate multiple school and small busses. Handicap access vans/busses can pull up to the ramp of our main exhibit hall to discharge visitors if desired.
  • The Visitors Center, Metz Exhibition Hall and Print Shop are wheelchair-accessible. The other buildings have a step up to access. South County Museum has one wheelchair available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Bathroom facilities are available in the Visitors Center and the Metz Exhibit Building.
  • A baby-changing station is available in one of the Metz’s unisex bathrooms.