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Naval War College Museum

686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841-1213
+1 401-841-4052
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The Naval War College Museum interprets the history of the Navy in Narragansett Bay. Permanent exhibits interpret naval activities in the region from the colonial period through the Civil War and also focus on the Naval Torpedo Station, the Naval Training Station, and the Naval War College. A naval art gallery and temporary exhibit space offer changing exhibits on various subjects. For those without base access, reservations need to be made at least 7 business days in advance. Please call or email for details. Closed Holidays Open Saturdays June-Sept - Noon -4:30pm
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841-1213
+1 401-841-4052
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

National security concerns require visitors to call and register for their visit one week in advance to obtain security clearance, but that is well worth the effort. Slightly off the beaten path, the War College Museum has maps, historical exhibits and special art exhibits galore....More

Thank mpiturro
Liz D, Director of Education and Public Outreach at Naval War College Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you so much for your review! We are glad you enjoyed the museum and please do visit us again.

Reviewed 20 September 2017

The Naval War College Museum in Newport, Rhode Island, is one of 10 official museums operated by the United States Navy. Located in Building 10, Luce Avenue, at 686 Cushing Road, the museum is housed in a structure originally built in 1819 as the Newport...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 28 August 2017

their website is incorrect. you need to get a gate pass to get in, and they only issue them on weekdays. we tried to go to the museum on Saturday but couldn't. very disappointing. this isn't the precision our military should demonstrate.More

Thank setarch2016
Liz D, Director of Education and Public Outreach at Naval War College Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Dear Setarch2016, I apologize that you were not able to visit the museum last month. May I ask which website you went to for information? On our website (https://www.usnwc.edu/NWC-Museum) it does state that it takes 7 business days to be cleared to come on base,...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

The museum is really interesting. I had 4 teenagers with me and all found something they learned. Then we went to the Officer's Club for lunch. Anyone can eat there. Prices good and food great.

Thank Kirsy1
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Really interesting, especially for history buffs and more so for those with an affection or attachment for Naval History. If you have a few hours to spend - take the time to visit.

Thank 01Elmartillo65
Reviewed 5 July 2017

I have had a chance to visit other Navy Museums so I was interested in what the Newport location had to offer and it had a nice collection history including Uniforms of old and models of ships the Navy had back in the 1700's and...More

Thank FAS64
Reviewed 8 May 2017

I'm not a military person, but when I got the opportunity to go through it I went. I had no idea there was a war college and that's one of the reasons I wanted to go, the other reason is my husband (former Navy). We...More

2  Thank Lynda B
Reviewed 3 May 2017

This is a great little museum that most people would never stop to see. It has some great history and was very worthwhile. They also have a nice little gift shop.

Thank Debra M
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

To gain access to this museum, you must call ahead and reserve a pass. Allow several days for the pass to be processed as you are entering an active Naval base. Security is high. Each person will need a picture ID. American citizens are welcome...More

1  Thank Carl V
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This is a great tour for those who love naval history, it is on the Newport Navy Base and is very interesting and best of all its free

Thank satking
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