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Fort Adams State Park

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Address: 90 Fort Adams Drive, Eisenhower Trust Building, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number:
+1 401-841-0707
06:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 21:00

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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Very good stop on a tour of the Newport area. Views are good, and the fort has local history. It's well worth making the effort to get there.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Mashpee, Massachusetts
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Mashpee, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good stop on a tour of the Newport area. Views are good, and the fort has local history. It's well worth making the effort to get there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful spot to enjoy a nice day and learn about Newport and the history of the fort. Might even catch whiff of a ghost!

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Greenlawn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Without the tour inside the fort, Fort Adams is just a nice place to take in the vista over the water. The tour makes it oh so memorable! We were there once before and probably would have skipped the Fort entirely if I had not heard from others that the tour is really good. They take you inside the fort... More 

Thank Gena C
East Quogue, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Insightful and interesting. Good place for taking photos with scenic backgrounds or historic architecture. Be prepared for walking, stairs and underground tunnels. Our guide truly made this a memorable experience.

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

It was a beautiful day, on the warm side, and not too windy when we went to Fort Adams State Park. The grounds are really pretty. There wasn't too much wind ( but bring a sweater/jacket), so we decided to have a picnic. It's so pretty to look out at the water and boats, not to mention what a relaxing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 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 29 December 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 

Thank Trey S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 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 20 December 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 16 December 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

Thank leroyt205

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