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Fort Wetherill State Park

Fort Wetherill Road, Jamestown, RI 02835
401 423 1771
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Ranked #3 of 13 Attractions in Jamestown
Type: State Parks
Most recent review
- Aug 16, 2014
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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24 attraction reviews
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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 attraction reviews
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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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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
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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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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

The views were spectacular and the crowd was minimal. The Fort area itself has lots of scenic vistas throughout as the land rises far above the ocean with steep rocky cliffs that have been known to have a few crazy kids dive off of although it's posted that no diving is allowed. The beaches are rocky as well - but... More

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East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

One of the most beautiful spots in RI. While it requires a short hike over a hill from a parking lot, there's a great place to put down a blanket, have a picnic lunch, and enjoy a breathtaking view of Newport harbor.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

We went here based upon the recommendation of our B&B owner. It was beautiful!!!! It took us a little while to find the bluffs. (We had to go to the area marked for divers which is to the left.) The views were magnificent. It was a little scary for me, but my 15 year son had no fears on the... More

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north providence
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

it's free , the views are beautiful, the picnic area is very pretty, the fishing area is great. There is a place for scuba. the fort is an interesting place to take a short hike. The kids love the adventure of hiking thru an old fort. There are passages to explore and adventures for them. The bay is an easy... More

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