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Fort Adams State Park

Address: 90 Fort Adams Drive, Eisenhower Trust Building, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401 841 0707
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Newport Harbor Sail Aboard Former America's Cup...
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Ranked #16 of 101 things to do in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Fishing
Owner description: This venue of the Newport folk and jazz festivals is a stone citadel.
Attraction details
Type: Historic sites, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Fishing
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Owner description: This venue of the Newport folk and jazz festivals is a stone citadel.
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English first
Newport, Rhode Island
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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326 reviews 326 reviews
131 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
25 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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Baltimore, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Unfortunately, didnt get to the fort in time for the day time tour; however, I returned at night for the haunted tour and it was good! Scary good. If you like scary try the haunted fort tour. Plus all proceeds go to a good cause.

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Bangor, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The site is impressive and the guided tour takes approximately 2 hours which gives you a good flavor of the history of the site and plenty of photo opportunities. As they renovate the fort this attraction can only get better. The listening tunnels are a must. what really made the tour great was our volunteer tour guide. He was knowledgeable,... More 

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Minnesota
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85 reviews 85 reviews
31 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

we journeyed here at night for the tunnels of terror over Halloween weekend. for the purpose of the attraction it is the perfect setting. unable to judge the fort during the daytime, but at night it had nice views of the city across the water with the city lights.

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