Fort Adams State Park

80 Fort Adams Drive
Newport, RI - 02840

Type: Parks
(401) 847-2400

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Fort Adams State Park, located in Newport, Rhode Island, is a historic and scenic destination situated at the mouth of Narragansett Bay. Spanning over 80 acres, the park is home to Fort Adams, a historic military fortification dating back to the early 19th century, as well as a variety of recreational amenities and cultural attractions.

Constructed between 1824 and 1857, Fort Adams is one of the largest coastal fortifications in the United States and played a significant role in America's military history. The fort offers guided tours that provide insights into its strategic importance, architectural features, and military operations, allowing visitors to step back in time and explore its underground tunnels, casemates, and ramparts.

In addition to its historic fortification, Fort Adams State Park offers a range of recreational activities for visitors to enjoy. The park features scenic walking and biking trails that wind along the shoreline, offering stunning views of Narragansett Bay and the surrounding landscape. Picnic areas equipped with tables, grills, and shaded pavilions provide ideal spots for al fresco dining and enjoying the park's natural beauty.

Fort Adams State Park is also home to the Newport Jazz Festival and the Newport Folk Festival, two iconic music events held annually during the summer months. These festivals attract thousands of music lovers from around the world, who gather to enjoy performances by renowned artists against the backdrop of the bay and historic fortification.

With its rich history, scenic beauty, and diverse recreational opportunities, Fort Adams State Park offers visitors a unique and memorable experience amidst the natural and cultural heritage of Newport, Rhode Island. Whether you're interested in history, outdoor recreation, or live music, Fort Adams State Park has something for everyone to enjoy.

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