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Fort Wetherill State Park

Address: Fort Wetherill Road, Jamestown, RI 02835
Phone Number: 401 423 1771
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Ranked #4 of 14 things to do in Jamestown
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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Jamestown, Rhode Island
4 reviews 4 reviews
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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14 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
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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Millbury, Massachusetts
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

On Jamestown I think this view from Fort wetherill is almost as beautiful as the one from Beavertail. They have lots of benches scattered around to enjoy this majestic place. There is a great view of Castle Hill from here to that is very photo worthy. In fact ,some of my best sailboat photos have been taken from here. Don,t... More 

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Jamestown, Rhode Island
13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

These are the remnants of the forts that were built to protect the upper bay during the war. They are located along the water in a state park and have some beautiful views from the top of them. Most are sealed up now but there's a great deal of history that went with them. Makes for an interesting day exploring.

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