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Westerly Armory

Westerly Armory
41 Railroad Avenue
Westerly, Rhode Island
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Phone: 401-596-8554
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Website: http://westerlyarmory.com

The museum of the Westerly Armory is open to the public and established to display both community and local military memorabilia in order to preserve community, state, and national history. The Armory itself is an artifact – and serves as the largest memorial to veterans in all of Washington County, Rhode Island. It was built in 1901-02 and designed by the firm of William R. Walker & Son. It was the second Walker armory, following Pawtucket. Originally home to the military unit in Rhode Island with the longest history (Westerly Rifles), the Armory housed the 243d Coast Artillery and 705th Anti-Aircraft Artillery and was last home to the 169th Military Police Company of the Rhode Island Army National Guard, leaving in 1996. Built of brick but with a base of Murray red granite from Pawcatuck, the Armory has always been used by the community for its events.

No Smoking Allowed No Pets Allowed
Listing Category: Listing in Travel Guide, Listing on Web
Region: South County
Guide Category: Heritage- Forts & Armories
Access: Warning signals for visually impaired (H2)
Restrictions: No pets, Smoke free facility, Smoking areas available
Heritage Federal Registry: National Register
Heritage Seasonality: Open year-round
Hours of Operation:Mondays and Thursdays from 9:AM-4:PM except holidays or by appointment.
Function Contact Email: jhumble417@aol.com
Function Contact Name:John Humble
Function Contact Position:Operations Mgr.
Function Contact Phone:401-596-8554
Total Meeting Space:6000
Total Meeting Rooms:1
Total Exhibit Space:1000
Largest Meeting Room:6000
Maximum ReceptionCapacity:400
Function Space Available:Yes

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