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Fort Adams State Park, Newport

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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. To visit Fort Adams State Park and other attractions in Newport, use our Newport holiday planner.
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There is a wide array of hotels situated in and around Newport’s center, providing easy access to the city’s restaurants and nightlife. The area’s five-star hotels provide the sort of luxury Newport’s famous 20th-century vacationers were accustomed to, complete with sumptuous restaurants and ocean views for you to enjoy while on holiday. Bed and breakfasts are often a more budget-friendly option, and the city boasts many charming ones in the center and outskirts of town.
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  • Tour was great just over and hour and the tour guide, Steve, was very knowledgeable and friendly! Highly recommend!  more »
  • Visited on a nice sunny day. Great scenery, waterfront, peaceful and quiet. Plenty of parking and spots to take photos.  more »
  • Historic landmark in Newport, Ri. Very nice to visit and learn more about the history of the fort. Great for kids.  more »
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  • This place has a lot to offer. A beach that's perfect for little & young kids. A snack bar that's not way over priced. A historical fort that you can explore, they even bring you through the tunnels under the fort. Plenty of scenic views of the bay and harbor. Last but not least...acess to great fishing from shore.
  • Good place to enjoy the sea breeze and do some walking. Good view of Newport Pell bridge. The fort itself is a nice backdrop and interesting to walk through but the site is best used as a place to relax and enjoy the weather.
  • Great piece of history for military buffs but also a beautiful site to just visit. Fourth of July fireworks were spectacular. Only drawback was getting out when they were done.
  • Awsome history, great events, beautiful views. Only bad thing is parking (really small spots and they have a habit of blocking off tons of parking up front). Also they don't penalize people who double park
  • Fort Adam is a beautiful Colonial fortification and State Park loaded with beautiful places to walk and scenery is beautiful andView of Newport Bridge across the channel and looking at the harbor there are bathroom facilities a boat ramp in many festivities that go on during the year!