Bristol Train of Artillery Museum

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Coordinates: 41°40′17″N 71°16′24″W / 41.671490°N 71.273205°W / 41.671490; -71.273205

Bristol Train of Artillery Museum is an armory museum in Bristol, Rhode Island, which is the meeting place of the Bristol Train of Artillery, a militia artillery unit of the Rhode Island Island State Militia. The Bristol Train of Artillery was chartered on February 12, 1776 and has been in uninterrupted existence since then. The current building, which houses the museum collection, dates to 1843. The Museum "collection includes photographs, scrapbooks, drawings, paintings of events. Some records from the American Civil War, but much has been lost. Some exhibits of guns, uniforms, flags, hats, helmets, swords and other militaria."[1][2]

The museum is open by appointment only.


  1. ^ "Museums and Armories". Rhode Island Historical Records Repositories Directory. Retrieved July 12, 2018. 
  2. ^ "Military History: Bristol Train of Artillery". Newport Bristol Heritage Passage. Archived from the original on 21 January 2017. Retrieved July 12, 2018.