Artillery Company of Newport Military Museum

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23 Clarke Street, Newport, RI, USA

Artillery Company of Newport Military Museum Reviews

BASAIC BASAIC
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Great Building; Interesting Museum Mar 25, 2017
The Artillery Company of Newport was chartered in 1741, during the reign of King George II to protect Newport from attack. That mean the unit has served the town and the country for 273 years. They maintain an interesting military museum in the Newport Armory. The museum tells the story of the artillery company, the evolution of artillery in general, the story of World Wars 1 and 2, and rotating exhibits of other conflicts. They also have a very impressive collection of military uniforms including those of foreign dignitaries like: King Hussein of Jordan; President Anwar Sadat of Egypt; the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke of Wellington; Colonel Towle the first commander of the Women's Marine Corps; and U.S. Generals like Dwight Eisenhower, Colin Powell, Alexander Haig, and William Westmoreland. They have uniforms from the militaries of over 100 countries. Hours are 10AM to 4 PM Saturdays June through October. Admission is by donation. The building was built in 1836 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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BASAIC says:
This is a very neat military museum, Fergy.
Posted on: Mar 27, 2017
planxty says:
As you know, I love military history. I should love to see all those uniforms.
Posted on: Mar 26, 2017
cotton_foam says:
Have passed this building several times in the past when I was still residing in that state, but didn't go inside even once...bummer...
Posted on: Mar 25, 2017
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