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“Can't believe this isn't on the top ten”

Fort Adams State Park
Ranked #13 of 82 things to do in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This venue of the Newport folk and jazz festivals is a stone citadel.
Reviewed September 2, 2013

After three cloudy days in Newport my 26 year old daughter and I were struggling to find things to do and decided to go to Fort Adams. We took the guided tour ($12 vs $6 for the self guided) and were amazed that it was so interesting and fun. Our tour guide Steve was knowledgeable and interesting and funny. The guided tour includes a lot that is not accessible on the self guided tour, including the tunnels that extend out from the fort toward the harbor. Even if you're not a military or history buff, it's an interesting hour and a half, with spectacular views of Newport harbor and Narragansett bay.

Thank JMMesq
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

We went there specifically for the quite beach we heard about....as we we touring all morning we stopped at a restroom at top of the hill to put on our swimsuits before going down to the beach and, well, we wish we didn't. There was another changing area down by the beach, where we changed afterwards, that was a bit better, Ancient but better. The beach was small, really small.
My kids didn't appreciate it really, it was for much younger kids. nice views though!
We didn't tour the fort area. No place that I could see that had refreshments or anything. There are plenty of other beaches in the areas - no of them too big tough, but nicer!

Thank Mary H
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Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

We had a great tour guide who knew lots of history and fun facts about the fort. We did the tunnels and that was an experience all of its own. I feel like people over look this amazing piece if history. The tour is a must do as you get to see and do way more on the property and its only 12 per adult.

Thank Crystalross
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

We walked the path around Fort Adams...views are wonderful....you can catch the water taxi to the lighthouse...(unfortunately, we did not have time....but it is on the list for our next visit).....Look into the history of Fort Adams...really interesting!!

Thank smshw
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

For something different in Newport, take a drive to Fort Adams State Park and pay for the guided tour, you won't be disappointed. The tour guide showed us hidden areas and told wonderful tales in addition to educated the group on the history of this fort.

Thank Ricky2260
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