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Fort Adams' defenses are some of the most impressive in the country—so impressive, in fact, that the fortress rarely came under fire.
 
 

 

On a peninsula jutting into Newport harbor reached by Ocean Drive (map), Fort Adams was the main defensive work for this important commercial port.

The fort itself, named after President John Adams, is open for guided tours from June through October, Wednesday through Sunday from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm, for a fee. Call 401-841-0707 for the latest details.

Fort Adams State Park offers several attractions including boat-launching ramps, a swimming beach with lifeguards, a picnic area, and fishing spots.

The fort is the site of the annual Newport Jazz Festival and Newport Folk Festival, which draw thousands of music lovers every summer.

Views of the town and the harbor from hills in the park are well worth the short climb.

The park is open daily from 6 am to dusk all year, and picnic and fishing sites are open to all.

Fort Adams State Park
90 Fort Adams Drive
Newport RI 02840
Tel: 401-841-0707


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Fort Adams, Newport RI

Fort Adams, in Fort Adams State Park,
Newport RI.

 

 

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