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Directions & Visiting Information

Whether you’re coming to the NWC campus to participate in an evening lecture or you are interested in visiting the Navy’s “Home of Thought,” we look forward to having you aboard. We want your visit to go smoothly but please remember the campus is part of a secure Naval facility. Only students, staff, faculty and other approved visitors are permitted to enter the base and then drive onto campus.

From the North via Interstate 95

  • I-95 to Rt4 south to Rt 138 east to Jamestown Bridge.
  • After Newport Bridge (toll), remain on 138.
  • Take right at end of ramp (Newport Grand Slots directly in front of you).
  • Go halfway around rotary, exit, continue straight through light to Gate 1 Naval Station Newport.

From the South via Interstate 95

  • I-95 to Rt 138 east to Jamestown Bridge.
  • After Newport Bridge (toll), remain on 138.
  • Take right at end of ramp (Newport Grand Slots directly in front of you).
  • Go halfway around rotary, exit, continue straight through light to Gate 1 Naval Station Newport.

From Boston/Rt. 24

  • Continue Rt. 114 south, 6 miles to stoplight for Coddington Hwy.
  • Turn right onto Coddington Hwy. Pass Gate 4.
  • Go ¼ way around rotary then exit. Continue straight (west) to stop light.
  • Proceed to Gate 1 Naval Station Newport.

From Gate One

  • Pass through Gate One.
  • Turn left at stop sign and proceed up the hill passing the NWC Museum on the right.
  • After stopping at security checkpoint, continue right.
  • The main entrance to the College is on the left with the gold NWC lettering above the entrance.

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News, Media, & Events

Naval War College Museum Announces New Exhibit “Illuminating the Past”

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Visiting Information for Rhode Island

Guest lodging

Base lodging options may be available to eligible personnel. Military visitors may contact the Navy Gateway Inn for overnight accommodations. Rooms are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Navy Gateway Inn

Naval War College Museum

The Museum is open to the public 10 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., Mondays through Friday throughout the year, and 12 noon-4:30 P.M. on Saturdays during June through September. It is closed on holidays.

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Visitor Information

Visitors to U.S. Naval War College (NWC) can enjoy lectures and events, explore the NWC museum, and spend time with family and friends who work or attend classes on campus. NWC is a secure naval facility, so visitors typically must be sponsored by a current resident student or faculty or staff member to receive gate access.

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