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Fort Adams State Park

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Address: 90 Fort Adams Dr, Eisenhower Trust Building, Newport, RI 02840-4388
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This venue of the Newport folk and jazz festivals is a stone citadel.

This venue of the Newport folk and jazz festivals is a stone citadel.

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Home of Rhode Island Coast Artillery

If you are interested in military history and specifically, the coast artillery corps, than this is a must see.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 1, 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

If you are interested in military history and specifically, the coast artillery corps, than this is a must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

I've only visited Ft. Adams State Park for the annual Jazz Festival. So I am sure there are aspects of the old fort, certain areas, guided tours, etc. that may be open and offered during other times of the year. But as a festival venue, it is AWESOME. Imagine this: I am standing there 10 feet from the water under... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016

Make this a destination on your Ocean Drive exploring. The Fort offers tours that are wonderfully informative and leads you into surprising areas. I've taken the tour many times with out of town guests and learn something new each time. I took friends out on a bright winter day and although a the chill in the air and stiff breeze... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

Arrived shortly before dusk and viewed 10 deer feeding, sea birds, and seals playing in the water. Volunteers inside were friendly and very excited to share their knowledge about the wild life. Especially the snowy owl. We will certainly visit Fort Adams on our next visit to Newport.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

Went to a reggae concert, brought our lawn chairs, set up under this little tree. It rained about 5 minutes, the show was great and the venue was perfect for a concert

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

Nice peace of history. Beautiful photo opportunities. Don't go on a cold day like I did! If you do, dress very warm.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the fort. This fort is very large and imposing. We enjoyed walking around the fort and learning its history and its various uses. Also the tunnel section of the tour was unique. The 5 ft tall section is a little difficult to get thru, but you are, oh so happy,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

It is worth a drive through Fort Adams. The views are lovely and the visitor center is nice. If your doing the Ocean drive loop, this is a simple detour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

I was here way back in the mid 90's attending the Newport Jazz Festival. What a great show and awesome event! I then came back last year on vacation with my wife and we did a tour of Ft Adams. Incredible tour! Hint, get there early and you may get one of the smaller, guided tours that may take you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

So much to learn about the history which birthed the United States and the New England area is the perfect place. This Fort was built, but never used... you'll have to visit to find out the reason.

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