Museum of the Artillery Company of Newport
Housed in a historic armory built in 1838, the Museum of the Artillery Company of Newport contains an extensive array of historic artifacts including military uniforms from 50 different nations, an impressive cache of cannons, personal items from several generals, a portrait of George Washington, and a letter penned by our first president.
Also on display in the museum are numerous pieces from the Artillery Company of Newport's 261 years of service to Rhode Island. The Artillery Company was chartered in 1741 by the Rhode Island General Assembly when our country was still under British rule and has served in every war fought by the United States.
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