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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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Newport Harbor Sail Aboard Former America's Cup Yacht

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History Presented by a Knowledgeable Staff

This is a great historic attraction presented by a knowledgeable staff. There is plenty of parking shared with a boat pier. The paid tour takes you into the fort in parts... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Middletown, Rhode Island
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Whitehall, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The Volvo Cup left from the State Park several days before our visit. We did check and were not open on a Tuesday. We drove a ways into the complex before we were told the park was not open for tours. Realize that it was not peak season and that the were probably tearing down from an event held earlier.... More 

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Middletown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This is a great historic attraction presented by a knowledgeable staff. There is plenty of parking shared with a boat pier. The paid tour takes you into the fort in parts unavailable to the unguided tour. The docent was very knowledgeable and never was at a loss for an answer. He encouraged crowd participation even with a large group. Be... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The Newport stop of the 2015 Volvo Ocean Race was held at Fort Adams. What a spectacular venue for the race. We explored the fort after the race and enjoyed learning so much about this fort. It is huge and such a fortress that it wasn't attacked. You can take a guided tour or self tour as there are great... More 

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Westchester County, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

You'll enjoy the fort and its waterfront setting. There are good markers indicating the history of the fort and some interesting hands on items like torpedoes and canons. Interpreters are available at times. However, I visited while the VOLVO OCEAN RACE stopped over. Fort Adams State Park can hold a lot of visitors, and offers incredible views right down to... More 

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Hollywood, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I was able to attend the Volvo Ocean Race 2015 in Newport. All the sailboats were docked here for there stay in the US. The area was the perfect spot to house such an event. Sail Newport did a magnificent job at hosting the most prestigious around the world sailing event in the world. I would say take the opportunity... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Enjoyed the excitement of the Volvo Ocean Race while visiting Fort Adams State Park. Next time, I will ride a bike because it can take a looooong time to leave the parking area after an event that involves a lot of people. Be ready to fork over $20 for parking. The park enjoyed +125,000 visitors during the past few days... More 

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Belmar, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great place to walk or bike. Visitor center has info and bathrooms. So many sailboats and there are plenty of people there to speak sailing with.

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Citrus Heights, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Even if you are not a history buff, the location of the Fort is worth a visit for the scenery. We took a tour of the fort for a minimal cost and really enjoyed finding out more about the area and the construction of the fort.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is a good event. Has the history, the scary look to it, the open space, just really neat. I am an adult and held onto my boyfriend with eyes closed the entire time. Fun if you like Halloween type of activities.

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Delhi, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We were visiting while the set-up was taking place for the big Volvo Ocean Races so it was a bit chaotic and hard to get around. They also had a bunch of stuff set up that "ruined" some of the views from the fort and surrounding areas. We also had to park at the far lot and walk all the... More 

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