Fort Adams, Newport

5 Reviews

Been here? Rate It!

hide
  • Fort Adams
    Fort Adams
    by Jim_Eliason
  • Fort Adams
    Fort Adams
    by Jim_Eliason
  • Fort Adams
    Fort Adams
    by Jim_Eliason
  • Herkbert's Profile Photo

    Fort Adams

    by Herkbert Updated Jun 21, 2009

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Entrance to Fort Adams
    2 more images

    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.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Photography

    Was this review helpful?

  • avanutria's Profile Photo

    Fort Adams Historic Tour

    by avanutria Updated Oct 7, 2005
    The underside of Fort Adams

    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.

    (Do you like this tip? Please rate it, thanks!)

    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • PALLINA's Profile Photo

    nice for a drive or for a bike trip

    by PALLINA Written Aug 29, 2011

    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.

    Related to:
    • Sailing and Boating
    • Beaches

    Was this review helpful?

  • Tom_Fields's Profile Photo

    Ft. Adams

    by Tom_Fields Written Sep 29, 2005
    Ft Adams, seen from the tour boat
    1 more image

    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.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Museum Visits
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo

    Fort Adams

    by Jim_Eliason Written May 8, 2013
    Fort Adams
    4 more images

    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.

    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel
    • Castles and Palaces

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Newport

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

70 travelers online now

Comments

View all Newport hotels