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Official Website:Naval War College Museum
Location:686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI, 02841-1207 map
Phone:(401) 841-4052
Hours:Hours Vary see below
Ages:Kids, Teens, Adults
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naval war college museum photoThe United States Naval War College is a National Historic Landmark and home to the Naval War College Museum.

While the Museum is primarily for the education and the edification of the Naval War College community, it serves as a clearinghouse for naval history information in New England. The Museum Director and staff answer inquiries, provide guidance and orientation talks to visitors on regional naval history and current exhibits. You may also access the U.S. Navy 20th Century Ships History Database, available on a kiosk at the museum.

Collection and Exhibit Themes
The Museum's themes are the history of naval warfare, particularly as studied at the College, and the naval heritage of Narragansett Bay—a tale that begins with the nation's colonial roots. Its collection consists of items relating to these subjects that are perceived to be of value to scholarship, and it forms the core for exhibits throughout the College and for educational outreach projects. The Museum also features short-term special exhibits relating to College curriculum and to current naval-related topics. In general, Museum exhibits identify milestones in war at sea; explain the significance of the sea as a factor in national policy objectives; describe the character, educational philosophy, and mission of the College; and chronicle the eventful relationship of the U.S. Navy with Narragansett Bay and its people.

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10 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., Monday-Friday throughout the year, and 12 noon-4:30 P.M. on weekends June-September. It is closed on holidays.


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