Welcome to the Westerly Armory

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Open Hours:  Mondays AND Thursdays from 9 am – 4 pm & 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
Email:  westerlyarmory@aol.com

Visit the museum of both community & military memorabilia. No charge for tours.
Rent the Armory’s drill hall for a show, reception, or  special event. Click on RENTALS.

 Westerly Armory News

The Crenellation Issue

Everyone asks about the crenellations since in 2004, funds enough were raised to completely return the crenellated parapets to the Armory’s tower and headhouse.  They had been missing for almost 70 years.

In 2021, it was discovered that the work done by Grande Masonry on the crenellations was not holding up, not done correctly — even though the work was approved by two major architects (State Preservation architect and Durkee Brown).

So, a campaign began to raise funds to properly restore these unique architectural parts of the Armory.  People and businesses donated and grants were given, notably one from The 1772 Foundation in cooperation with Preserve Rhode Island; one from The Champlin Foundation, and one The Lattner Family Foundation.  Thanks to all people, businesses, and foundations, the crenellations are completed on two sides.

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And now for the roof(s)

The roofing done many years ago has been good, but it is now showing signs that it needs to be re-done.  $100,000 is the goal at this time.  The Armory has 3 roof tops — the tower, the headhouse, and the drill shed.  Donations are welcome.