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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Very welcoming volunteer staff provided a great deal of information of the items on display and the history of the company. Having boys seeing the military items and hearing about them provided... more »
The museum occupies an interior of 18th century Armory, initially assigned to the Company (tracking its history from about that time). All that space is packed with various historical artifacts, each.... more »
One of a kind FREE military museum. Loads of interesting items. Knowledgeable staff. Amazing presentation!
Great collection of artifacts and a super knowledgeable staff- definitely a place to make time for!
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