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... 更多
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... 更多
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.
Getting into the museum requires pre planning - visitors must submit social security numbers as part of a security check, and that takes a few days. But the wait is worth it. Not only are the views from the college spectacular, but the info in the museum is fascinating. Lots of presidential history, info about WW 2, and the war... 更多
What a great time, our visit to the Sub Base and USS Nautilus museum, was extremely cool and educational, plus it is all free, free parking and free self guided tour with a provided listening device. You get to walk through the USS Nautilus forward section. The museum is full of real sub artifacts and so many bits of info.... 更多
This is a well presented and interesting museum featuring general naval history, the history of the Naval War College, and the history of the navy in the Newport area. It has a fascinating exhibit about naval torpedoes, most of which were designed or manufactured nearby. The only problem is that base security makes it very difficult to get to the... 更多
Was fortunate in touring the exhibits when a student at the War College next door. The museum's exhibits showcase the paintings, documents and artifacts assembled over the last @ 250 years via the War College, the epicenter of strategic and tactical naval analysis. Unless you have a military ID, plan ahead for submission of the required documentation to obtain the... 更多
We arrived at this museum at 10 AM, the opening hour, only to find that it was closed for repairs. This was unnecessarily disappointing...the website gave no clue that it was closed, I believe until January 2016. Also the website I looked at said nothing about needing to book in advance.
I think this was a fairly good collection but without a guide to bring things to life it was pretty dry for someone like me, without a naval background. Seems like a few senior students from the college could help in this department! Loved the exhibit of Benton's artwork, though!