Fort Adams, Newport
Fort Adams is located in the Fort Adams State Park. It lies along the waterfront near the mouth of the Newport Harbor. The Fort was used during the Revolutionary War to keep the British from entering the Narragansett Bay and was named for John Adams.
Daily tours are available at the fort.
The park land is used for the various Newport music festivals.
For a few dollars per person you get an hour long guided tour in, around, and underneath Fort Adams, which was built to protect the colonies/fledgling nation. Parts of it are undergoing renovation at the moment (May 2005). The tour guides are quite knowledgeable and if you have any interest in forts you will enjoy this tour.
There is nowhere to buy food at Fort Adams State Park, but there are picnic benches available.
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Fort Adams from 1824 till 1950 guarded the entrance to Newport harbor and was the largest coastal fortification in the US. Today its a museum, entrance is only by guided tour.
If you have 20 minutes time left, it is interesting to reach Fort Adams to have a fantastic view of the coastline. There you can either lie on the beach or to take a stroll.
Ft. Adams State Park in Newport offers great views of the harbor and town. It is also the site of the annual Newport Jazz Festival.