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Fort Adams State Park

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Address: 90 Fort Adams Drive, Eisenhower Trust Building, Newport, RI 02840
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+1 401-841-0707
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06:00 - 21:00
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This venue of the Newport folk and jazz festivals is a stone citadel.

This venue of the Newport folk and jazz festivals is a stone citadel.

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Great Chowder Cookoff

We got to taste lots and lots of chowder samples. Davenports's hands-down winner! Nice location. Free parking! Right on the ocean.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 June 2016
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

We got to taste lots and lots of chowder samples. Davenports's hands-down winner! Nice location. Free parking! Right on the ocean.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

This is a good area to take dome family pictures. You can walk around the Fort. But when we went, they only did private tours.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Tours are offered in the fort, but I did not do the tour. plenty of parking, but just looked at the Marina.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

I have been to a bunch of forts and this one was unique and the guided tour (1 hour) was very cool (you go through tunnels among other areas). It also includes great views of Newport Harbor and Bridge. The 12 bucks is definitely worth it (10 with AAA).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Took the tour of the Fort, enjoyed the history and the views, very windy, but warm, but wonderful all the same. My one negative was that the tour guide didn't really give us much time to read the history postings in some of the areas of the Fort. The tunnel was cool on a warm day and the history lesson... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

The guided tour of the fort is a bargain and is well worth it. Our tour guide, Steve, was fantastic ! His focus was on the fort and how it was built, as a fort. It was extremely interesting and fascinating. His tour was engaging and was done with a lot of great humor.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Its a lovely location for walking, viewing, picnicing.....even a hot day, there is a steady ocean breeze.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

We went for the fort tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and we were surprised to see how large it is. A lot of it is in ruins but still worth seeing.

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Williamstown, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

It's a short drive out to Fort Adams and a fantastic experience awaits. Besides touring the fort, there are walking and biking trails and the views back toward Newport harbor and out toward the bridge are jaw dropping. Lots of spots to sit on a bench or have a picnic at a table and enjoy this amazing spot for free!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Stumbled on this fort and it was a great thing to see. Highly recommend it. Our tour guide was ex Air Force and lived near by on the naval base. Don't miss this.

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