Take 95 South to Exit 1 in Rhode Island. Bear right off the exit onto Route 3 and continue for 7 miles on Route 3 South. Take a right on Friendship Street. Westerly Education Center is 1/3 mile on the left at 23 Friendship Street.

Take 95 North to Exit 92 in Connecticut. Take a right on Route 2 East. Follow 1 mile, and then take a left on White Rock Road, which becomes Bridge Road. Turn right back onto White Rock Road and in a ½ mile take a right onto Canal Street. In ¾ mile take a left onto Friendship Street. Westerly Education Center is on the right at 23 Friendship Street.

The Westerly Amtrak Station (WLY) is located at 14 Railroad Avenue, adjacent to the Westerly Education Center. A tunnel connects the station to our parking lot via the train depot. The Northeast Regional line stops at the Westerly station. Visit Amtrak for specifics and schedules.

RIPTA route 95x stops at the Westerly Amtrak Station at 14 Railroad Avenue. The station is adjacent to the Westerly Education Center and a tunnel connects the station to our parking lot. Visit RIPTA for specific schedules and other routes.

Hours of operation

Westerly Education Center

8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Mondays through Thursdays

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saturdays and Sundays by request.
Closed on major holidays.

During the summer, we sometimes close at 5 p.m. if no evening classes are scheduled. Please call us first if you would like to visit after 5 p.m. to ensure that we are open. Our telephone number is 401-584-4931.

General Dynamics Electric Boat classes

6:30 a.m. to midnight
Mondays through Fridays.

Class cancellations
Class cancellations will be posted on the website, on our Twitter and Facebook pages, and via the news media.


Free parking is provided for guests of the center. Please do not park in fire lanes. Handicapped accessible parking spots are reserved for guests with state-issued permit placards. In addition to the front and side lots, parking is available in the lot on the corner of Canal and Friendship Streets. On-street parking is permitted. More free parking (118 spaces) is available at the municipal lot on Canal Street. Please do not park in the short-term visitors’ spaces, staff-assigned spaces, at the Amtrak Station lot, or in lots owned by neighboring businesses.

Parking for the Westerly Education Center Annex
Free parking is available in 4 locations:

  • West Street
  • Railroad Avenue (railroad side only)
  • the lot next to the Annex
  • Immaculate Conception Church High Street parking lot (only the spots marked in blue paint in the rear and to the left)



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