The Newport Artillery Company of Newport, Rhode Island was chartered in 1741 by the Rhode Island General Assembly during the reign of King George II of Great Britain. It is the oldest military unit in the United States operating under its original charter, and the company maintains a museum in its historic armory. The company has served in wars ranging from the French and Indian War to the First World War. Individual members of the Company have served in every war fought by the United States.A visit to Artillery Company of Newport represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Newport travel itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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This was such a cool museum with so many amazing treasures! Our tour guide was so well versed and engaging. I would absolutely recommend and will be back to visit!!
This was such a cool museum with so many amazing treasures! Our tour guide was so well versed and engaging. I would absolutely recommend and will be back to visit!! more »
The gentlemen running the desk were knowledgeable and super friendly. We got a private tour! They have several unique collections (one of my favorites was a tiny pale pink paper pass for the balcony.... more
The gentlemen running the desk were knowledgeable and super friendly. We got a private tour! They have several unique collections (one of my favorites was a tiny pale pink paper pass for the balcony.... more »
Arrived just after 10AM in late April on a Sunday. Bldg was all locked up. Called and the answering service told me they don't open until Memorial Day (close after Columbus Day.) Wanted to share so no one else made a trip only to be disappointed. Also, there is only street parking, prepare to walk or drop off your passengers then walk. Hopefully in the future the google reviews/overview will update the business hours.
An amazing museum with outstanding, historical, "one-of-a-kind" arms exhibits and uniforms! We had a personal tour by Col. Rob Beebe who provided fascinating background knowledge of the displays and their history -- his passion and enthusiasm for the Artillery Company is awesome - worth the trip just to hear his narratives! KEEP UP THIS INSTITUTION!
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