The Fort Barton Site is the site of an historic American Revolutionary War fort, now located in a public park at Lawton and Highland Avenues in Tiverton, Rhode Island. All that remains of the fort are its earthworks, a roughly oblong structure about 150ft long and 100ft deep. The site was a defensive post overlooking the main ferry crossing between Tiverton and Aquidneck Island, which was under British control at the time of its construction in 1777. The ferry was used as a launching position for American forces during the Battle of Rhode Island in August 1778. The site was named after Lt. Col. William Barton who successfully captured the British General Prescott during a midnight raid on the British headquarters at Prescott Farm in what is now Portsmouth.Put Fort Barton into our Tiverton online road trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Fort Barton was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
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Found this gem and enjoyed a great 3 plus mile walk through nature! You start by walking up a steep hill to the look out tower then head down the path for an amazing nature walk. There are deep steps,... more »
Small Town with a lot of history. Fort Barton has a great walking path to enjoy the beauty of nature in the area. When you reach the viewing post you will have an outstanding view of the Sakonnet Rive... more »
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