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Seabees Museum & Memorial Park at Davisville, N. Kingstown, Rhode Island

Seabees Museum & Memorial Park at Davisville, N. Kingstown, Rhode Island

Davisville, Rhode Island is the original home of the US Navy Seabees. The Seabees are the Construction Forces of the US Navy. It was here that these “Fighting ~ Builders” were first trained and formed. The famous Quonset Huts used all over the world were designed, tested and built here. The Seabees history at Davisville began during WWII and continued up to Operation Desert Storm.

Seabees served in every theater of operation from WWII up to and including Afghanistan, Operation Iraqi Freedom and where ever else they may be called upon to serve. Come and visit this important historical site located on a 5 acre naturally wooded site which including walking trails, picnic tables, free parking and a peaceful location.

 

Currently the Museum and Memorial Park contains the following attractions:

  1. Fighting Seabee Statue, built from the insignia created by native Rhode Islander Mr. Frank J. IaFrate.
  2. Four variations of the Quonsets Huts from 1942 to 1950 are on display and being restored.
  3. One Quonset Hut has Historical memorabilia on display to include uniforms, insignia and equipment from the Seabees and foreign countries.
  4. One Quonset Hut is currently under going restoration as a barracks to be use as a living history educational tool.
  5. Original Battalion Monuments from the former base are on display.
  6. The “Chapel in the Pines” (built by the Seabees in 1963).
  7. Vintage Construction and Military Equipment.
  8. Seabee Small Store with Seabee Memorabilia, Souvenirs, shirts, hats, jackets, pins, flags, stickers, decals and other assorted items.

Call 401-294-7233 for Park event schedule, availability and tours.

Driving Directions

From the South: I-95 S, take exit 8-A, stay right on ramp to RT 2-S, stay center left lane, at 2nd light turn right on RT 4 S, take exit 7, stay left of RT 403 (Davisville Rd) stay left over railroad bridge, go left towards Wickford, at light go right on RT 1 S, next light go left on to Gate Rd, next light turn left onto IaFrate Way.

From the North: I-95 S, take exit 9, onto RT 4 S, take exit 7, stay left onto RT 403 (Davisville Rd.), turn left to Wickford. At the next light turn right onto RT 1 S, at the next light turn left onto Gate Rd., at the next light turn left onto IaFrate Way.

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