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Address: 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841-1213
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Museum showing artifacts of the U.S. Naval War College, the oldest in the...

Museum showing artifacts of the U.S. Naval War College, the oldest in the world.

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Fantastic small museum

Learn much of the Naval history of Newport here. Plesant volunteer staff and next to the War College complex. A great visit.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Burdett, New York
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Burdett, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Learn much of the Naval history of Newport here. Plesant volunteer staff and next to the War College complex. A great visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Need to apply RAPIDGate Premier prior to enter, the office is on your right before enter Gate 1 when you pass bridge to Jamestown, I-95, NY & Route 138.

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Wrentham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

A great way to learn about the Naval and Maritime history of Newport. Vetting process and proper ID required.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We had a tour of this campus recently. It is so lovely. So much history! The ocean front campus has a beautiful view of the bridge. Some of the historic buildings have been renovated and are embedded with rich history of the previous officers from the US and around the world. The museum is a wealth of history and knowledge.... More 

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Washington, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Displays were dated and not inspiring. Felt as if nothing has been done to update information in many,many years.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

History, pride, a repository of thought and wisdom, don't leave Newport without going through the War College Museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I contacted the museum for clearance in August for an October visit. Jim Telford was very helpful and I got all necessary info submitted. The day we wanted to visit I called ahead and was told they did not have our names cleared for entrance. I spoke with Mr. Telford and he was so nice to try to get things... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

I occasionally get assigned projects that send me to Navy bases. Some in the northeast were established in early-1800’s and have been open continuously since. Naval Station Newport is such a base with many old historical buildings from yesteryear. I love the architectural of old, which seemed to have died out in the mid-20th century in America. The view from... More 

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Elkland, PA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

My husband and I wanted to visit the Naval War College Museum. On our way to Newport, RI, I called the phone number that was in the AAA Tour Guide. I asked the gentlemen who answered my call about the ID requirement, as the guide book said if you didn't have a military ID you had to get a security... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

You likely need a military ID to get on base to see the museum, however, it is worth the trip. Free parking, free admission. Great exhibits and lots of Navy history to review. If you are a history buff, you will thoroughly enjoy this museum.

Thank Marde L

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