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Fort Wetherill State Park

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Address: Fort Wetherill Road, Jamestown, RI 02835
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A Beautiful Family Park on the Atlantic

Ft. Wetherill is a lovely place to spend a day with your family. The RI State park overlooks Newport and the Atlantic Ocean. The park is a lovely place to walk and explore... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
Elizabeth P
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Jamestown, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is exacty as it looks in the photos: a massive structure, covered in graffiti, along with some beachside cliffs and (at times) questionable hiking paths. However, there is a lot less nature and forest than I expected; it really is mostly just the fort itself. If you are looking for a nature hike, this is not the place for... More 

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Jamestown, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Ft. Wetherill is a lovely place to spend a day with your family. The RI State park overlooks Newport and the Atlantic Ocean. The park is a lovely place to walk and explore. There is a rocky beach for swimming, but there aren't any showers. Ft. Wetherill has bathrooms and is nicely maintained by the state. While there are some... More 

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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Go all the way to the far southeast corner, where you can overlook the East Passage to Narragansett Bay. My will specifies to spread my ashes here. Enough said.

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Greene, RI
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

This is an old WW II fortification that I have been going to for years, even before they turned it into a park, It contains the old big gun implacements and there are even some old machine gun nests set on the hill. Great chance to explore and get a history lesson on how RI and the US protected its... More 

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Briarcliff Manor, New York
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

A beautiful place to walk and enjoy the salt air. This is what Rhode Island is all about and Fort Wetherill is very special. No crowds & no admission! Simply, back to nature!

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Harker Heights, Texas
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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

It's so sad that this historic site is covered in graffiti because it's so beautiful otherwise. There is free parking. There are amazing views of Fort Adams and the Newport harbor. There is just a short dirt trail that's somewhat steep (not wheelchair accessible) towards the area with the views. Another good place for a picnic!

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Uxbridge, Canada
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

Stopped by while touring around Rhode Island and enjoyed the park. We met up with a park employee who gave us a short history lesson and some tips about where to find the best views of the harbour. The Fort itself has been reduced to the foundations and is covered in graffiti...shame since it is a historical site. It is... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped based off of some reviews. The fort is closed and fenced off. The cove and cliff views were still amazing. We did hike and watch some fisherman. Great view to Newport.

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Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

We pulled off along a scenic drive to visit Ft. Wetherill and were pleasantly surprised by the amount of things to see. The fort itself is interesting but it is sad to see the amount of graffiti and garbage on this historic site. Our kids loved climbing the different rocks and cliffs and the views were breathtaking!

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Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

My husband & I have visited Beavertail Park several times & wanted to see what Fort Werherill Park had to offer. It's wonderful!! We began our visit at the fort itself, which is sadly covered with graffiti. Putting that aside, we explored the tunnels & rooms of the fort, imagining what it must have been like when it functioned as... More 

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