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Historic Fort Adams Newport

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Historic Fort Adams
90 Fort Adams Drive
Fort Adams State Park
Tel: 401 841 0707

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HISTORIC FORT ADAMS is off Harrison Ave. in Fort Adams State Park. Built 1824-57 and remaining active through World War II, Fort Adams is one of the largest coastal fortification in the United States. Designed for both land and sea defense, the property provides scenic views of Newport Harbor from atop the walls as well as underground listening tunnels. Tours of the fort feature an exhibit by the Naval War College. Allow 1 hour minimum. Daily 10-4, mid-May to October. Guided tours are given on the hour. Last tour departs at closing. Admission $10; $5 (ages 6-17); $25 (family). MC, VI.
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Situated at the mouth of the Newport Harbor, Historic Fort Adams stands as the centerpiece of Fort Adams State Park. The Park offers an exceptional panoramic view of both Newport Harbor and the East Passage of Narragansett Bay and offers a wide range of activities including salt water bathing, fishing, boating, soccer, rugby, and picnicking..

Can I get one of those?

The gift shop offers visitors a wide variety of Official Fort Adams apparel including hats, t-shirts, sweatshirts and polo’s embroidered with the Fort Adams cross cannon logo. Enjoy exhibits about Fort Adams and the Irish experience in Newport, and following your tour, prove that you’ve experienced the underground listening tunnels in one of the official ‘Tunnel Rat’ t-shirts. You may also find many vacation necessities including disposable cameras,batteries,sunscreen, postcards and more..

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    Fort Adams is a very quite and peaceful little town.I was born and raise there

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