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Fort Wetherill State Park

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Address: Fort Wetherill Road, Jamestown, RI 02835
Phone Number: 401 423 1771

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Great WW II Fort that protected the passage into the Bay

This is an old WW II fortification that I have been going to for years, even before they turned it into a park, It contains the old big gun implacements and there are even some... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 17, 2016
Greene, RI
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Greene, RI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

This is an old WW II fortification that I have been going to for years, even before they turned it into a park, It contains the old big gun implacements and there are even some old machine gun nests set on the hill. Great chance to explore and get a history lesson on how RI and the US protected its... More 

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Briarcliff Manor, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

A beautiful place to walk and enjoy the salt air. This is what Rhode Island is all about and Fort Wetherill is very special. No crowds & no admission! Simply, back to nature!

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Harker Heights, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

It's so sad that this historic site is covered in graffiti because it's so beautiful otherwise. There is free parking. There are amazing views of Fort Adams and the Newport harbor. There is just a short dirt trail that's somewhat steep (not wheelchair accessible) towards the area with the views. Another good place for a picnic!

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Uxbridge, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

Stopped by while touring around Rhode Island and enjoyed the park. We met up with a park employee who gave us a short history lesson and some tips about where to find the best views of the harbour. The Fort itself has been reduced to the foundations and is covered in graffiti...shame since it is a historical site. It is... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

We stopped based off of some reviews. The fort is closed and fenced off. The cove and cliff views were still amazing. We did hike and watch some fisherman. Great view to Newport.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

We pulled off along a scenic drive to visit Ft. Wetherill and were pleasantly surprised by the amount of things to see. The fort itself is interesting but it is sad to see the amount of graffiti and garbage on this historic site. Our kids loved climbing the different rocks and cliffs and the views were breathtaking!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

My husband & I have visited Beavertail Park several times & wanted to see what Fort Werherill Park had to offer. It's wonderful!! We began our visit at the fort itself, which is sadly covered with graffiti. Putting that aside, we explored the tunnels & rooms of the fort, imagining what it must have been like when it functioned as... More 

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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016

We were driving by this park and noticed the cement walls of the Fort covered with graffiti and decided to take a look. It was very interesting with all the history here, a lot of underground hallways connecting the different areas of the Fort it was defiantly very exciting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

Just about the best place to take a picnic and watch a Newport sailing race without the hassle or the crowds. Daily dog walks here, always a new site or friend to meet.

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Clemson, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

I lived in Rhode Island for 20 years and I went to the fort easily 4 times a month. It has amazing views of the ocean, beautiful cliffs and awesome forts and passageways to climb through and explore. Jamestown is a cute little town with a lot of great places to eat and drink. Highly recommend visiting this place if... More 

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