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Fort Adams State Park

90 Fort Adams Drive, Eisenhower Trust Building, Newport, RI 02840
401 841 0707
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Ranked #13 of 66 attractions in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Parks, Historic Sites
Activities: Fishing
Description: This venue of the Newport folk and jazz festivals is a stone citadel.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I recently spent a week in Newport, RI, for a sailboat regatta out of Fort Adams. The facility there is excellent, they have all the necessary gear and equipment to launch and recover dinghys and small catamarans as well as a hoist for larger keel boats. There is a small beach too, for the kids/wives to hang out at while... More

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Visiting the Fort for its history, and was hesitant to take the tour since really wanted just to wander. But the size and condition of some of the more interesting areas means they restrict the visits to the tours. Thought if its what it takes is $12, then ok. The money was well spent. The tour went into places (tunnels... More

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Momence, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My husband and I really enjoyed visiting Fort Adams. If you have the time it’s worth it to take the guided tour in order to see more of the fort. The views from the fort are some of the prettiest.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Historic Fort Adams State Park is a marvelous experience for families, history buffs, walkers and photographers. The Fort is accessible via car if you driving the stunning Ocean Drive circuit. Visitors can also take the water taxi from busy Thames Street or walk/bike from the lower end of Thames Street (away from the area of area of shops and eateries)... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I took the water taxi out to the Fort, I enjoyed the taxi and the sights along the way. The fort grounds also serve as a great place to take photographs of the bridge and the sail boats. But there really isn't a lot of places to go. You can buy a ticket to walk around the fort or you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Fort Adams has great views of the harbor and plenty of boats. The breeze was refreshing and the 2 mile walk is good exercise. The fort is a neat place to visit.

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Southbury, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

My hubby and I took a boat ride out to Ft. Adams State Park. We went on the guided tour of Ft. Adams which was extremely interesting. The history of how it came to be and the mastermind behind the design of it was very intriguing! If you are a military history buff, this tour is for you! If you... More

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Edmonds, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We just missed the tour which is offered once per day so it is probably something you want to plan for. We really enjoyed the trail around the park. The views were spectacular and the park was nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I've been to Fort Adams before, and yes, it's a lovely location. But this time, I took the guided tour. Wow! If you want to see the bay from up on the fort's ramparts and get a chance to go thru underground tunnels, as well as learn a lot about living conditions and all the tricky ways they would have... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Fort Adams is well worth the time to visit, even without taking a tour. It is situated on such a lovely prominent point with incredible bay and ocean views. Rhode Island is so often overlooked but has such an interesting and compelling history during the revolutionary war days, and a visit to Fort Adams is a great way to experience... More

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