Welcome to the website of the historic Westerly Armory.
The Armory’s museum is open Mondays AND Thursdays
from 9-4 and tours are free. Masks mandatory.
Click on “Rhody Books & Games” above to purchase
Rhode Island games and books online or buy them at the many local stores listed at the bottom of that page.
The historic Westerly Armory has been restored to its place as community icon and now serves as a museum, an event venue, home to The Westerly Band (America’s oldest active community band), and largest memorial in Washington County to all veterans. Erected in 1901 after the wood-framed armory on Main Street was destroyed, the Westerly Armory is one of only 18 historic armories in the state of Rhode Island. It is on the National Register of Historic Places and is also a Save America’s Treasures Site, awarded by the United States Congress.
Come visit the museum of both community and military memorabilia. The Armory is open Mondays AND Thursdays from 9-4 and on special occasions (and for scheduled events). There is no charge for tours of the museum.
Rent the Armory’s drill hall for a show, reception, or your special event by calling the manager at (401) 596-8554. See RENTALS on this site for rates and options.
The Armory is also home to America’s oldest active community band, The Westerly Band (founded in 1852) — and the Armory is the largest memorial to all veterans in all of Washington County.
See a video discussing the Armory with Roberta Humble, Dan Marantz, and John Humble at: http://traffic.libsyn.com/westerlywaves/WW_Ep2__Westerly_Armory_-Humble.mp4
Open Hours: Mondays AND Thursdays from 9 am to 4 pm and by appointment
Location: 41 Railroad Avenue, Westerly, Rhode Island 02891
MAIL: PO Box 614, Westerly, RI 02891
Phone: 401-596-8554 FAX: 401-596-9529