The NWC Museum is open to the public year round Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. During the summer from June through September the museum is also open on Saturdays from noon to 4:30 p.m. It is closed on holidays.
U.S. citizens over the age of 16 who wish to visit the museum must submit information for a background check at least seven working days prior to arrival. Non-U.S. Citizens require 14 days advanced notice. Any visitor who is escorted by personnel with U.S. military identification, does not need advanced reservations. All visitors must also produce two forms of identification for entry onto the Naval Station. Visitors arriving by vehicle are required to have photo identification, proof of vehicle insurance and vehicle registration to access the base.
Public access to the museum with a personal vehicle or bus is through Gate 1 of U.S. Naval Station, Newport. For reservations please call (401) 841-4052.
Weekday visitors must stop at the Pass and Identification Office before proceeding to Gate 1.
Please contact the NWC Museum (401-841-4052) as early as possible prior to your arrival.
For more information and to receive the form that must be sent to Pass and Identification Office, please contact the NWC Museum (401-841-4052).
Facilities for the handicapped are available, as is a gift shop operated by the Naval War College Foundation (which partially funds museum operations). Further information on exhibits and special events is available by writing to: Director, Naval War College Museum, Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841-1207, or telephone (401) 841-4052/2101 (DSN 841-4052/2101). Fax (401) 841-7074 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org