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Fort Adams State Park, Newport

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Embark on an historical tour of Fort Adams State Park and take in the park's panoramic views of the harbor and Narragansett Bay. Choose from a guided tour of the fort's tunnels where soldiers used to patrol or or an above-ground one that covers the history and significance of the state park. Go swimming, boating, fishing, have a picnic, or watch a game of soccer or rugby on the fields here. There is also space to relax and watch the sunset. Jazz and folk music festivals take place periodically, so check the schedule before you visit. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Fort Adams State Park by using our Newport tour itinerary builder.
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  • If you have only a few hours to spend in Newport and a limited budget, Fort Adams is a good bet. There is free parking and bathrooms. One can walk around the outside of the fort for free and enjoy... 
    If you have only a few hours to spend in Newport and a limited budget, Fort Adams is a good bet. There is free parking and bathrooms. One can walk around the outside of the fort for free and enjoy...  more »
  • Took a guided tour with BJ, he was phenomenal and well versed on all the little details that made this trip worth it. I would highly suggest supporting the fort, the surrounding area is also... 
    Took a guided tour with BJ, he was phenomenal and well versed on all the little details that made this trip worth it. I would highly suggest supporting the fort, the surrounding area is also...  more »
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  • Historic old fort overlooking beautiful Newport which plays host to many great events through the year. I visit a few times a season to see Newport Rugby play at the home pitch on the grounds, and big annual events like Newport Folk Fest and Newport Jazz Fest are mainstays. Sailing events like the former Volvo Ocean Race (now The Ocean Race) often times make stops here in the sailing capital. A great place to spend a day!
  • Nice place to have harbor side recreation. Need to buy ticket to your the fort. They have two types of your, self and guided, $7 and $15 respectively. Outside of visitors center, it has beautiful space with enough picnic tables, allows to see beautiful hairy harbor. Ferry ticket as well as different types of boat rental are accessible.

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