The Artillery Company of Newport museum is home to the most diverse and extensive collections of historical artifacts. The museum houses four 3-Pound bronze cannon cast by Paul Revere in his foundry in Boston in 1798 for the Rhode Island which is considered to be the museums most prized collection. The museum also contains a wide variety of different military uniforms from such notables as the U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, General Abrams, Leominster and Westmoreland. Not only the museum holds uniforms from well known military personalities but it also houses items from such foreign dignitaries as England?s? Prince Philip?s Uniforms, the late King Hussein of Jordan and the one of a kind dress uniform of the late Egyptian President Anwar Sadat.
Built in 1838, the museum is located just in the Company?s Historic armory and is open to the public every Saturday from May to October from 10am to 4pm. Admission is free and donations are warmly accepted. Civic, military and schooled groups are always welcome. Everyone will surely get to experience an educational and yet fun experience in the Artillery Company of Newport.
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