History, Engineering & Fun in EG.

East Greenwich is fortunate to have four great museums, offering a diverse array of history, engineering, and fun.

The Varnum Memorial Armory

Built in 1913, contains an extensive military & naval museum, with weapons & artifacts dating from the 16th century to the present. Additionally, the Armory contains an extensive military library, including training manuals and documents, and has been visited by some of the most prominent military historians in the world.  For more information view their website.

Varnum Armory



The Varnum House Museum

Built in 1773, has witnessed Presidents, Generals, and Founding Fathers debating the creation of the United States, strategizing the Revolutionary War, and a lot more. Today, this former manor home of General James Mitchell Varnum offers informative tours, rare antiques, unique architecture, and a rich history. For more information view their website.

Varnum House

varnum house

The New England Wireless and Steam Museum

(NEWSM) showcases the history of steam engines and wireless technology, including the only surviving George H. Corliss engine running under steam today, and the oldest surviving working wireless station in the world. For more information view their website.




The East Greenwich Veteran Fireman’s Association Fire Apparatus Museum

This museum features an extensive collection of antique firefighting apparatus, including a 1938 Mack fire truck. For more information, call (401) 884-9817.

firemans museum outdoors


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