We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Loved the visit to ARRL HQ

Enjoy my visit to ARRL HQ, looking forward to visiting again soon. Super nice employees. Enjoy... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ellettsville, Indiana
Ham dream

We got a tour of the facility by one of the staff members. Cool history and future look at amateur... read more

Reviewed June 1, 2018
via mobile
Read all 7 reviews
Enhance this page - Upload photos! Add a photo
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good28%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“ham”(2 reviews)
“w1aw”(3 reviews)
“hq”(2 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
225 Main St, Newington, CT 06111-1494
+1 860-594-0297
Improve This Listing
Reviews (7)
Filter reviews
7 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews ham w1aw hq code operator amateur history
Updating list...
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoy my visit to ARRL HQ, looking forward to visiting again soon. Super nice employees. Enjoy spending time during my visit. High recommend visiting the facilities at ARRL HQ.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KC9RPX
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

We got a tour of the facility by one of the staff members. Cool history and future look at amateur radio. My husband got to operate the W1AW station. Free

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Donna34746
Reviewed July 13, 2017

A unique look into the history and evolution of amateur radio. Primarily self-funded by the generosity of over 165,000 amateur radio operators worldwide, staffed by an eclectic group of folks from all walks of life who LOVE radio . They will happily share their passion...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Elfma
Reviewed July 21, 2016

For radio enthusiasts this museum is a treasure. Here you find the history of the craft, see some very interesting artifacts and connect with relay radio enthusiasts all over the country.

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank 740jackiej
Reviewed December 27, 2015

ARRL Headquarters is a definite must-see for amateur radio operators. Upon arriving I was immediately greeted and asked if I would like to operate the W1AW station (I'm a licensed amateur radio operator). Time was somewhat limited because the W1AW code practice transmission was starting...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank ji1963
Reviewed December 15, 2015

ARRL is training, publication and advocacy group for radio amateurs around the world. It is said that in case of all-out nuclear war, only two form of life will survive - cockroaches and ham radio operators. The latter are noted for handling communications in national...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank axialcompressor
Reviewed March 21, 2015

You do not have to be a ham radio operator to appreciate the history of radio communication. For HAMS, this is a must see. Knowledgeable volunteer ham guides take you through the ARRL HQ, where you can peruse the exhibits and meet the staff of...More

Date of experience: May 2014
1  Thank whiskeyfox2
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 9 nearby hotels
Courtyard Hartford Farmington
262 reviews
2.76 km away
Maple Motel
2 reviews
2.91 km away
Holiday Inn Express Newington
139 reviews
3.97 km away
Carrier Motor Lodge
12 reviews
4.28 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 112 nearby restaurants
Cora Cora Restaurant
235 reviews
1.69 km away
Rooster Co
161 reviews
1.99 km away
Yannis Pizza Restaurant
58 reviews
.36 km away
The Little Cake Cafe
15 reviews
1.95 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 13 nearby attractions
Iwo Jima Survivors Memorial Park
47 reviews
2.88 km away
Mill pond park
38 reviews
2.14 km away
Lucy Robbins Welles Library
18 reviews
1.95 km away
Playhouse on Park
57 reviews
4.75 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from American Radio Relay League staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines