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New England Wireless & Steam Museum

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Address: 1300 Frenchtown Rd, East Greenwich, RI 02818-1309
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Great place to bring your children!

For my children here on one of their open house weekend. They absolutely loved it! It was an educational experience that they thoroughly enjoyed. Try to visit their open house... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 May 2016
Oceanstate3
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Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

For my children here on one of their open house weekend. They absolutely loved it! It was an educational experience that they thoroughly enjoyed. Try to visit their open house weekends.

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Little Ferry, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

My husband & I visited last week. He'd gone for the "steam up" but it had rained, so they rescheduled 2 weeks later & we both went. It was wonderful, so many things to see, so very interesting. Great for kids to learn about how things were done back in the day!

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East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2015

Wether you are a mechanical energy buff or electronics geek this is the Mother Ship. The collection that Bob Miriam put together in the past 50 + years is amazing-- early spark transmitters --they made sparks on ALL the radio frequencies there was no tuning you ruled the air waves. In the Steam building see George Corliss famous engines. After... More 

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East Greenwich, Ri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

Open house in the Fall - a fascinating look back at steam engines and an old working wireless station. Highly recommended.

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East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2012

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. An amazing experience and an incredible time. A great learning experience for the children, while still being interesting for adults.

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