Virtual Visit

We want to see you and have you visit. The Education Center is now open again on an appointment only schedule until the Covid-19 crisis is diminished in Rhode Island. Please call us to schedule at 401.862.3030. See you soon!

Center Cost

There is no cost for school groups to visit the Global Education Center. The Foundation will pay the cost of school bus rental for public schools.

Each visitor to the Global Education Center will leave with a free World War II Foundation documentary film of their choice ($20 value). 

Normal admission cost is $10 for adults. Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.

There is never any cost for veterans to tour the center. 

About the Center

Gwyneth – Tiverton High School Student

“At the end of January, my school went on a field trip to the World War Two foundation in Wakefield, Rhode Island. After going to the museum, I learned many facts and overall stories I had never heard before. I had always loved learning about the war, it had always fascinated me, but going to the foundation actually showed me all of the uniforms, letters home, scrapbooks, machinery and propaganda I have seen in textbooks and heard about in the classroom. Seeing the artifacts really helped me to comprehend and put myself in the shoes of not just the soldiers but everyone else that was impacted by the war. Not to mention the veterans and employees that really helped bring the history to life. Finally, to top it all off, my class got to take a DVD home, for free! A free documentary of our choice which comes directly from the founder, Tim Gray. Overall, I can definitely see myself visiting again because going to the foundation was as if going into a time capsule into the past!”

Pat Nigro – Teacher, Highlander School

“Thank you so much for everything today. Today was one of – if not the single – best field trips I’ve taken students on in the 6.25 years that I’ve been an educator. The students were so engaged in your collection, in pushing each other’s curiosity, and with you. You were amazing in how you spoke not to, but truly with the students. You had them all hanging on your every word and you helped make this real in a way I never could have. Thank you so much for everything. None of us will forget this and I hope to be able to return with a new group of 10th graders around this time next year if you’ll have us back.”

The non-profit World War II Foundation Global Education Center, located at 344 Main Street in South Kingstown, RI opened officially in the fall of 2018 and for school field trips in January of 2019. Since opening its doors for schools from around Southern New England, more than 1,000 students have visited the center. The World War II Foundation pays for all costs associated with the field trips, including bus rentals.

For the public, the cost is $10 for adults with kids 12 and under free. Each visitor will leave with a free WWII Foundation DVD film. All veterans receive free admission.

To date the World War II Foundation has produced 26 documentary films to date on World War II, which rank in the top-5 of most requested programs nationally by PBS stations. Some of the narrators of WWII Foundation films, which range in length from 60 to 90 minutes include Bill Belichick, Dan Aykroyd, Tom Selleck, Gary Sinise, Matthew Broderick, Jon Seda, Liev Schreiber, David McCallum, Tim McCarver, Damian Lewis, Kyle Chandler, and others. Seven additional films are in post-production.

The World War II Foundation Global Education Center has on display thousands of artifacts from WWII, as well as offering a theatre that seats 35 and a library with over 700 World War II books. Additionally, the World War II Foundation has a Podcast, produced live from the center. The Podcast is called From the Front to the Films. The non-profit education center also utilizes hand-held audio tour guides to give the visitor a more informative and productive visit. The guides are loaded with 100 facts about World War II. For more information about a visit, please call 401-862-3030 or email us at info@wwiifoundation.org

Hours:

By personal or group appointment only.