Fort Adams State Park, Newport, Rhode Island
90 Fort Adams Drive, Newport, Rhode Island 02840| Map |
Though once the most heavily armed fort in the country, today Fort Adams State Park offers families a shady spot to rest and relax. Based along lovely Newport Harbor, this leafy green retreat offers great opportunities for swimming, fishing, boating and plenty of sports like soccer and rugby. It’s also a popular spot for picnics and those who enjoy the annual regattas, summer jazz concerts and folk festivals held on the grounds. Visitors rave about the stunning Narragansett Bay views, as well as the fort’s Museum of Yachting, Eisenhower House, Block Island ferry and regular battle reenactments. Families shouldn’t skip the hour-long tour of the old fort, which includes rooftop views and old tunnels. A visitor center, clean restrooms and a gift shop are also on site.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
On Fort Adams State Park tours, visitors should be sure to ask why the fort was never attacked. Comfortable footwear and clothing is recommended.
Address: 90 Fort Adams Drive, Newport, Rhode Island 02840| Map
Phone: 401 841 0707
Hours: Mon-Sun 10 am - 4:30 pm
Price: Adults (18+): $12; Children (6-17): $6; Children under 6: Free