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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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  • I am an avid paranormal TV show watcher. When I saw the fort I googled it, and found out right away that yes Ghost Hunters had been there a few years back.... so of course I had to check it out. We ha...  more »
  • The Fort was already closed for the day, but walking around and reading about it was very interesting. I plan to go back sometime  more »
  • 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.  more »
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  • Great spot for scenic water/boat views,photography, fishing, walking or jogging. My yorkie loves the park to run around in the off season. I have picnic'd here many a summer w/ my mom & doggie. Fort tours, Halloween & ghost attractions in fall are awesome, not to mention the folk & jazz festivals held here every summer among other events.
  • Really neat tour. The fort is already pretty run down so they don't mind if you touch things. The tunnels are the coolest thing.
  • A must-visit when you're in Newport, RI, Fort Adams is as majestic a fort as it is historic. During the summer, there are numerous activities for locals and tourists alike. If you are lucky, you might also see various cruise ships dock or pass by. Before leaving, make sure to visit the Museum of Yachting too!
  • Went for folk festival. Beautiful setting. My only complaint was the organization for buying beer with tokens. The token line was way too long. They need more token tables in the future.
  • Great scene/walk/run/tour spot. There's a 2-mile loop that is easy to run. You can't get lost, but you can get lost in the scenery.