Quonset Point
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Located within the town of North Kingstown, Rhode Island, Quonset Point is just north of Wickford and Wickford Harbor. Quonset Point has a humid continental climate with warm humid summers and occasional severely cold winters. Temperatures in Quonset Point range from an average high of about 22°C (72°F) in July and August to an average low of -1°C (just below 30°F) in January and February. Precipitation in Quonset Point is greatest in the winter, peaking at about 11 centimeters (4.6 inches) in March, falling to just over 7.5 centimeters (three inches) in July. Humidity levels peak in September at about 82% and fall to 70% in February. Snow comes to Quonset Point from October through late April, peaking at about 25 centimeters (10 inches) in January and February.

The Quonset Point Air Museum is dedicated to preserving, interpreting, and presenting the State's aviation history through exhibits, education, and research. This Quonset Point Museum was created in 1992 to demonstrate the important contributions that Rhode Island has made to aviation and space exploration in the United States. Housed on three acres in a 1945 hangar of the former Naval Air Station Quonset Point, the facility is also available for private events.

The Quonset Point Air Museum has a huge collection of historical artifacts that include aircraft and aircraft parts. There are now 28 aircraft either on display or being restored. The aircraft include prototypes, civilian, and military aircraft dating from 1944. The aircraft include a one-of-a-kind Twin Tail Navy transport which was the last plane to fly from the Quonset Point naval station. The Quonset Point Air Museum specializes in restoring vintage aircraft, some of which are on display in the process, giving visitors an idea of what is required to restore historic aircraft. During the winter, the Quonset Point Air Museum is open on weekends from 10am until 3pm. Admission is $7 for adults, $3 for children under 13 years of age, and $6 for seniors. Active military are admitted free upon presentation of their ID.

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