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Westerly Armory & Museum

Westerly Armory & Museum
41 Railroad Avenue
Westerly, Rhode Island
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Phone: 401-596-8554
Email: Use the online form to contact this property
Website: http://westerlyarmory.com

The Westerly Armory museum welcomes visitors and offers tours at no charge. The museum occupies several rooms in the historic building and includes displays of both community and local military memorabilia. A small museum, it is packed full of items that will interest both local and non-local visitors. Featured are the Corners including Coast Guard, Westerly Women's, Navy, and Korea. A radio-controlled aerial target flies in the Armory's great drill hall. Tours include the Armory building as well as the museum - as a look a the band room of America's oldest active civic band, The Westerly Band. The drill hall is used for events and is the largest space of its kind in the area. Built in 1901, the Westerly Armory was home to numerous military units including the 705th AAA Gun Battalion, 243rd Coast Artillery, and the 169th Military Police Company. Bus tours and student groups are most welcome.

Children Activities No Smoking Allowed No Pets Allowed
Listing Category: Listing in Travel Guide, Listing on Web
Region: South County
Guide Category: Heritage- Forts & Armories, Heritage- Museums
Access: Warning signals for visually impaired (H2)
Admission: Free
Family: Kid friendly
Restrictions: No pets, Smoke free facility
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.
Hours of Operation:Open non-holiday Mondays and Thursdays from 9:AM-4:PM
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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