Historic Warren Website

Seven historical agencies in town have cooperated on a website that lists information about access to their sites and collections, their hours, locations, and coming events.  Visit https://www.historicwarrenri.org/ for all of the latest information.  

Warren is home to many historic resources and several groups dedicated to them.  These groups offer opportunities to learn and become involved in the preservation of Warren's historic and cultural resources.  

These groups include:
The Massasoit Historical Association
Warren Preservation Society

Warren Preservation Society has had the "Warren 250" book scanned and uploaded to their website.   This rare book documents 250 years of Warren history.  The electronic copy can be accessed here:  http://www.preservewarren.org/p/warren-250th-anniversary-book.html

The George Hail Free Library, located at 530 Main Street, is a wonderful resource.  Their website includes a page dedicated to local history and genealogy. 

Discover Warren
's website also contains historical information and a walking map to visit historic sites in Town.  You can find their information here.  

The Historic Warren Armory is located in the heart of downtown Warren.  The Armory's website details the rich history of the building and its links to Warren's past.  

The Town of Warren's history is not limited to colonial times.  Warren was originally the site of the Wampanoag settlement of Sowams.  In May 2017, the Wampanoag Confederation reinterred a number of artifacts and remains that had been removed from their rightful location in years past.  You can read more here.  

Two comprehensive surveys of Warren's historic assets are available below.  Both contain detailed information about the historic fabric of the Town of Warren and identify vulnerable historic assets.  

Warren, RI Historical Survey - RI Historical Preservation Commission (1975)
Warren Historic Preservation Plan - Roger Williams University (2011)