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Fort Wetherill State Park Jamestown

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Fort Wetherill State Park
Fort Wetherill Road
Jamestown
RI
02835
Tel: 401 423 1771

Directions

Directions from Providence: Take Interstate Rte. 95 South, to Rte. 4 South, to Rte.1 South, to Rte. 138 East, to Canonicus Avenue, to Walcott Avenue, to Fort Wetherill Road.

Where are we going today?

Fort Wetherill State Park, situated upon 100 foot high granite cliffs across the water from Fort Adams State Park, is a former coastal defense battery and training camp.
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When can we go?

Park is open year round from sunrise to sunset. Seasonal facilities open May 1st through October 31s

What people are saying?

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    My husband and I went to the park on March 18 2014. We started our trail on The Dumplings on the East Passage of Narragansett Bay near the scuba diving area wich is a great place, amazing landscape, beautiful views and a nice place to walk and relaxation. Fortunately we spend almost all day there.

    But the where the Fort is behind the picnic area, is vandalized it's full of graffiti all around it, smells like beer and is really scary, we even found a group of young drinking there. The Fort is huge and have a lot of alleys and dark rooms and is...Read More

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    Hidden Gem! Incredible views with some nice trails to walk along and plenty of places to sit and take it all in.

    It's a shame some douchebags leave their trash behind, and add graffiti here and there.

    Overall, great place, and possibly my favorite outdoors spot in RI.

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    Awesome place to explore, great place for pictures.

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    Family trip yearly

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by Lorena Salazar

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My husband and I went to the park on March 18 2014. We started our trail on The Dumplings on the East Passage of Narragansett Bay near the scuba diving area wich is a great place, amazing landscape, beautiful views and a nice place to walk and relaxation. Fortunately we spend almost all day there.

But the where the Fort is behind the picnic area, is vandalized it's full of graffiti all around it, smells like beer and is really scary, we even found a group of young drinking there. The Fort is huge and have a lot of alleys and dark rooms and is abandoned. We felt like we were walking in "Chernoby" we didn't felt secure staying there.

by JaimeLynn Martino-Laliberte

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This is clearly a place to come to if you are interested in learning some history. There is so much you can learn about this place and the view of the ocean and sun setting is by far breath taking. I come here a lot to find peace and relaxation away from the city and all the drama that comes with it. Its great for picnic's and for an adventure through the FORT. Come prepared if you wanna to in the fort. Bring some flashlights with extra batteries if you plan on staying after dark. Please Enjoy a part of our HISTORY where a part of life journey began.

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