Fort Wetherill State Park, Jamestown
Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Fort Wetherill State Park is a Rhode Island state park on Conanicut Island in the town of Jamestown, Rhode Island. The park sits on the East Passage of Narragansett Bay opposite Fort Adams State Park. From 1901 through World War II, Fort Wetherill and Fort Adams were part of a string of coastal defenses designed to protect the bay's entrance points. The Fort Wetherill battery and training camp were acquired by the State of Rhode Island from the United States in 1972. The park is used for sightseeing, scuba diving, picnicking, boating, fishing, and hiking.To visit Fort Wetherill State Park and other attractions in Jamestown, use our Jamestown vacation trip planner.
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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 s... read more »
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!
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 sho... read more »
Great place to explore. Don't forget to check out the small passageways. They come out top bigger rooms.
A once beautiful fort unfortunately it has begun to fall into disrepair
(Was) Best secret in Jamestown ;-) Lovely trails above the cliffs along the water!
Fun to explore but needs some upkeep.
Quiet and peaceful, no crowds.
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