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Address: Fort Wetherill Road, Jamestown, RI 02835
Phone Number: 401 423 1771
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Stunning Views!

Worth the trip for the view alone, but you will want to bring a flashlight and keep close hold of any small children if you plan to look around the tunnels. Some of the rooms are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Worth the trip for the view alone, but you will want to bring a flashlight and keep close hold of any small children if you plan to look around the tunnels. Some of the rooms are still accessible, but the majority of the fort was fenced off for safety. It was such a shame to see all the vandalism and... More 

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charlestown, ri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Great place to relax and get back to reality. Benches on the cliffs are great to sit and enjoy the view. The trails are awesome to take a hike and pack a picnic. Enjoy the moment and put away the cell phone.

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Jamestown, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The view from the top of the hill goes on for miles... Fantastic views of both of the sides of the bay----especially great views of Newport. Perfect for a picnic Great for diving --- don't forget a camera. This is a wonderful place to walk around in the Summer, Spring and Fall and if we are fortunate ---even some winter... More 

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Jamestown, Rhode Island
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Cannot beat the views from the surrounding trails but forget about looking at the Fort itself. Local teens have trashed it, covered with broken bottles, graffiti, etc. It's an embarrassment.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The Jamestown treasure for sure.. A beauty .a treasure... You have to walk it... Picnic it .... Visit , explore experience .... Some super history and views and geology... A lot of parking available too...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Fort Wetherill is a fantastic dive site. The park is clean and has easy access to the water. On site bathrooms make pre and post dive easy and the benches make gear set up easy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Fort Wetherill is an old military coastal installation on Jamestown Island, Rhode Island. The fort part is just loaded with gratify but for some reason its actually appealing (to me anyway). The views of the coast are beautiful you can see sail boat commingl out of or returning to Newport. Also the cliffs have ribbons of quarts going down to... More 

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New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Views aplenty from this seacoast fortification. Terrible graphitti ruins the walls of this once dominant structure. Good place to explore what WW1 felt like. Great views down to the water if you're willing to take a side path down the jagged cliffs. I pack a cooler and eat lunch on the picnic tables during the spring/fall.

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Douglas, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Parking is good. We walked over to the Old Cement structures, the graffiti is simply amazing- I know most people say it is horrible and people should not do it, which I agree with, truth be told nobody has been monitoring at night to prevent it, for many years... Although it takes away from the history of the Fort, it... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Apparently we did not go to the right area of the fort to see many of the amazing views. It was also freezing cold in the 40s with wind and even with winter gear on we didn't stay as long to find the nice spots. We did tour the fort itself and it is disappointing to see something that's part... More 

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