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“Fort Adams” 5 of 5 stars
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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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Newport Harbor Sail Aboard Former America's Cup...
Ranked #15 of 102 things to do in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Fishing
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Owner description: This venue of the Newport folk and jazz festivals is a stone citadel.
Clifton, New Jersey
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“Fort Adams”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

The state park features Fort Adams. This is a huge fortification with an extended history. Research ahead of time and come and take a most unusual guided tour. It is in a state of decay but a stabilization project is underway. Some spots are restored to show how it nice was. Fascinating. Let your imagination take hold!!!

Visited April 2012
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Turner, Maine
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“Great walk on views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

There were no activites going on as it is off season, but it was a wonderful walk. There is a great loop that goes around the fort and area, about 2.6 miles I believe. On a nice day it is a great stroll. You have great views of the water a bridge. It was very peaceful a there were far fewer people than on the life walk. There is a great picnic area with tables and views up behind he facilities.

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Worcester
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“Fort Adams”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

Fort Adams was interesting even though we had just missed the tour. We are history buffs and it fascinated us to see how our country was protected 200+ years ago. It was built by Irish immigrants.

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Hyannis, MA
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“Great walk.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

Great 2 mile walking loop. Lovely views. Romantic.

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South Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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“Nice walking/biking paths. Great views!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

Off-season, the fort itself wasn't open, but the grounds were, and we enjoyed riding/walking about. There's a very old cemetery of interest, and a memorial to the USS Bennington ship which exploded and sank in 1954 off RI's coast. Heard that the location will be a great place to watch the America's Cup in summer 2012.

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