Fort Wetherill State Park

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jmestyle
Connecticut545 contributions
Family
The grounds are beautiful but the graffiti forts were creepy. I felt like I was in an unwanted area. The inside of the forts were dark and wet and I wasn’t sure if it was urine or rain water or both. I didn’t bother going inside at all. The graffiti takes away from historic aspects.
I read the entire place is haunted. I’m glad I went but will not return
Written July 5, 2020
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Sue H
Franklin, MA138 contributions
Couples
This park is not for everyone. Fort Wetherill and its sister fort Fort Adams were commissioned during WWII to protect the mouth of the bay. Today it is very run and has become the home for graffiti artists. If graffiti is not your thing, there is a large picnic area and many trails to explore.
Written April 21, 2021
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David C
Wadsworth, OH3,091 contributions
Family
This is a great spot by the water. There 4 separate places to access the beaches and rocks. The rocks are fun to climb just be careful. There are fun little trails that my kids liked taking. Great little beaches and even areas to cliff jump if you’re up to it. Ample parking. Bathrooms and or porto potties around the parking areas. Great place to picnic. The ruins and graffiti are a downer but the scenery makes up for it in my opinion. (You can’t park in there during Covid 19 shut down)
Written April 4, 2020
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Carol K
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Was brought here by a friend who had visited over the summer with her grandson. The park has some beautiful areas to picnic and the water views are exceptional, however, the fort itself is so disappointing in that it is totally covered in graffiti and much of it is offensive. Everywhere I looked there was the f word. What also didn’t help on our visit was a parked vehicle blaring rap music with offensIve words as well. Many folks cleared the area upon hearing this music. If ever I return it certainly won’t be to the fort. Sad that the graffiti has been allowed to overrun every inch of the fort, inside and out. I would not recommend this park for families.
Written October 26, 2020
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Ashley E
Warwick, RI3 contributions
Family
Absolutely beautiful!!! From the ocean views to the graffitied walls. So much to see here. My sister and I took our kids for the afternoon and we were not disappointed. So much history to experience. The tunnels are definitely creepy!! Bring a flashlight. 10/10 would recommend.
Written October 11, 2020
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Elliot
Mount Gilead, OH178 contributions
The rock cliffs here overlooking the water are very impressive. My estimation is they are up to 100 feet high. There are plenty of benches for people who just want to sit and admire the view. Unfortunately, this park is overrun by graffiti, and that truly does detract from the beauty of this place. I don’t know what would possess somebody to desecrate such a beautiful place for no reason, or whether this graffiti is permanent of removable. If it is removable, the state of RI should consider efforts to restore this park to the way it was before the graffiti.
Written April 18, 2019
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Kara S
East Greenwich, RI170 contributions
Family
Fort Weatherill is home to a beautiful cove that looks out onto the ocean. To access it, continue past the main entrance to the fort (where the sign is) and you'll reach a second parking lot. The cove has crystal clear water and you can often see people scuba diving or kayaking. The fort itself has been covered in graffiti, which I think is pretty cool, but if you go with small children you do have to be careful as there is broken glass and a lot of areas to get turned around in.
Written November 27, 2016
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MattZ
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Friends
This place is nice and worth a visit. It's not a must see but rather just a nice outing if you are a local of Rhode Island and are looking for something to do.
Written July 2, 2019
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Jessica S
Pittsburgh, PA4 contributions
Solo
There are so many points to explore through Fort Weatherill! You can park at different points throughout the loop through the park. Each parking place led to different outlooks and so many impressive views. At one stop towards the end, people were snorkeling and swimming. Definitely worth the stop!
Written July 25, 2014
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Jonathan K
Stonington, CT68 contributions
Before visiting, read up on Wikipedia's article about the defenses of Narragansett Bay, and then find the aerial pictures on Google maps. The fortifications are massive and crumbling. Take a flashlight if you have one. There is no interpretation except for the minefield buildings at one corner. If you explore the Bay's shoreline, you'll find many more buried, forgotten bunkers and artillery fortifications, but Fort Wetherill looks like something the Pharaohs would have built.
Written September 3, 2019
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