Fort Adams State Park, Newport

4.5
#2 of 7 in Parks in Newport
Embark on an historical tour of Fort Adams State Park and take in the park's panoramic views of the harbor and Narragansett Bay. Choose from a guided tour of the fort's tunnels where soldiers used to patrol or or an above-ground one that covers the history and significance of the state park. Go swimming, boating, fishing, have a picnic, or watch a game of soccer or rugby on the fields here. There is also space to relax and watch the sunset. Jazz and folk music festivals take place periodically, so check the schedule before you visit. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Fort Adams State Park by using our Newport tour itinerary builder .
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  • The fort was amazing to look at but only from the outside- we gazed into one of the door closed to the ocean and could see how immense the fort was inside. My husband was crushed to find out we couldn...  more »
  • it was a cool rainy day, I was in a wheelchair but the guide insisted he could help with the wheelchair and I really would enjoy the tour. Thanks to him I did enjoy every minute of that tour. A GREAT ...  more »
  • Hiked out here from downtown. Lots to see. Nice little gift shop with many iteresting history and ocean related books. Good clean bathrooms. The Fort itself was not open ( should be more often!!!) but...  more »
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  • Very detailed tour covering the interesting history of this fort. Late in the afternoon it was basically a private tour with 4 of us to a guide. Some aspects of the fort as being restored and renovated, so the tour is slowly expanding. Worked out perfectly with our tours of the historic mansions.
  • Very cool place. The day we were there it was brutally cold so we didn't stay long. However it was fascinating. Not to mention the beautiful views.
  • Nice place for a walk, I'm glad that people have volunteered to keep it safe and provide tours. However the tour was just ok. The walk around the perimeter was nice.
  • A great place to visit and gather some early American history. Highly recommend. Take a guide, better than going it alone.
  • Fabulous for walking around the property on a well-maintained path. Beautiful view of Newport Harbor and the East Bay Passage. Spend an hour or a day. There is also a small ferry which transverses the harbor stopping at Ft. Adams.

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