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Fort Adams State Park Newport, RI: Sailing, Festivals, and Fort Tours

Located just 3 miles from the Francis Malbone House at the mouth of the Newport Harbor, Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island features an array of outdoor recreational activities with exceptional panoramic views of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. In the summer months, visitors can enjoy swimming, sailing, fishing, soccer, rugby, and picnicking seaside. Take a guided tour of Fort Adams, the largest coastal fortification in the United States to see where soldiers once lived, enter the casemates, explore the tunnel system, and climb the bastions for breathtaking views. Home of the annual Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals and Sail Newport organization, Fort Adams State Park is known to bring the crowds to enjoy music and the beautiful surroundings.

Details

Prices

Fort Adams Tours: Adult: $12
Youth (6-17): $6
Family (2 Adults & up to 4 youth): $30
 

Hours

Open sunrise to sunset.
 

Events

  • Newport Jazz Festival
  • Fortress of Nightmares
  • Newport Folk Festival
  • Craft Brew Races
 
 

Activities

  • Boating
  • Guided Tours of Fort Adams
  • Private Events
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Picnics
  • Soccer & Rugby
 

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FAQs

  • How long are tours of Fort Adams?

    Check out the impressive engineering of the largest fort in the US, located at the tip of Fort Adams Sate Park. A typical guided tour lasts for about an hour and will take you from the top of the fort walls to the bottom of the underground tunnels. Some of the specialty tours can run up to 90 minutes including the Behind the Walls Tour and the Tour of the Eisenhower House. All guided tours involve nearly one mile of walking in an outdoor environment.
  • How much of Fort Adams can I see?

    Most of the fort is open to the public for guided tours only. Some areas of Fort Adams are closed to the public due to safety concerns. Guided tours of the fort will take you to the top of the fort walls to the underground tunnels. See where soldiers once lived, enter the casemates, and climb the bastions for breathtaking views of the bay.
 

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