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Fort Adams State Park

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Address: 90 Fort Adams Drive, Eisenhower Trust Building, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401 841 0707
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Activities: Fishing
Description: This venue of the Newport folk and jazz festivals is a stone citadel.
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Great tour

We went on Saint Patrick's Day and the tour was given by a wonderful Irishman with a great accent. It was so interesting seeing the fort, hearing the stories and going down into... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Gurnee, Illinois
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Gurnee, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We went on Saint Patrick's Day and the tour was given by a wonderful Irishman with a great accent. It was so interesting seeing the fort, hearing the stories and going down into the listening tunnels. A great experience for the kids. I would highly recommend.

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Rindge, New Hampshire
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I loved this fort and it was the first I have ever been to. Jack was so informative and with only a few people on the tour it was perfect to get information about the history of the fort. I loved the tunnels and the hibernating bats. I think that it is sad that back in the 50's people destroyed... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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371 reviews 371 reviews
84 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Fort Adams is a great place in the spring time, its very scenic. You'll find picturesque views views of sailboats dotting Narragansett Bay as well as the Newport Bridge reaching across it.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Nice 2 mile walking or jogging loop. Free calm, clear beach (no dogs allowed). Bring a lawn chair and watch the sailboats. Nice place to launch your kayak to tour around the harbor.

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Exeter, Rhode Island
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65 reviews 65 reviews
3 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Hubby and I did this tour on a warm October afternoon and we thoroughly enjoyed it. As a local, I had not been in the fort part in years and I found the information terrific....I guess I take this plave for granted because I have lived here for so long! Very nice tour and a very scenic area to spend... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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9 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

There's an asphalt trail that follows the shoreline and was great for a quick run. The winds coming off the water were intense, though, so dress accordingly!

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New York City, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This was a really nice change from the mansions. Our tour guide was very personable and informed, offering a comprehensive tour of the grounds while explaining the history and some other details. Even as someone who is not entirely intrigued by military related topics, this was very enjoyable and on a nice day I would highly recommend it. the tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This was the perfect spot to come and see but also walk around and enjoy the water. Nice sunset views with benches in the right spot. Would be a great place to picnic. I also heard a rumor about parking there in the summer and ferrying to town for free? Maybe call and check that out because parking in Newport... More 

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Well, obviously it's historic, but it really is amazing and worth a visit. And the grounds staff really knew their historic details.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Really great location for a folk concert and relaxing afternoon! The fort backdrop and island feel was a unique experience. It would be hard to complain about the surroundings!

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