Reviews of Fort Adams State Park (Tourist Attraction)

80 Fort Adams Dr, Newport, RI 02840, United States

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REVIEWS OF Fort Adams State Park IN Rhode Island

Steven Dodson

Our guide Mike was great. Very knowledgeable and he has a long history with the fort himself. Huge fort with great views and the tunnels were fun to explore. Due to much of it being in disrepair you can see the lath and plaster through holes in the walls. Other parts are being restored and the work is ongoing which I think makes now the perfect time to visit the fort. You can even stay in the restored rooms in the fort!

Meredith Evans

Not much to see, or do. Nice people though....

Brian Ly

Visited Newport and decided to check out For Adams on the way. It was a bit foggy but otherwise on a clear day im sure it would be beautiful!

Dhwani Patel

A do not miss spot in Newport, RI. Beautiful view and nice museum in the fort.

joanne maccartney

Love Fort Adams, the fireworks display was fabulous last night. Pell bridge event was a great success.

Charles Porzelt

Great park and an even greater venue for the Newport Jazz Festival. Had the advantage of winning a Marriott Rewards auction for a VIP ticket to NJF. EXCLUSIVE parking, seating, luxury restrooms and private tent with wide variety of fancy foods all day long. Great time.

Joan figueira

Jazz festival. Wonderful music

Shellee Robbins

We had a wonderful day at the Newport Folk Festival.


I love fishing from the piers here and have done so for many years; there is plenty of parking and several public restrooms available. And there many more activities available.

Smruti V

Nice view and serene place also clean water

Dileep Miriyala

Beautiful place to spend whole day in park and to have picnic & fun with kids. Many opportunities to take pictures and fishing

divyam hansaria

Nice quite place. Awesome to watch sunsets

Janice Ruszczyk

Very interesting, informative 75 minute tour about the Fort and its purpose in history.


This park is huge! It has a ferry and a hop on and off for some type of boat ride. Didnt go to the fort to walk around but definitely really good place to visit.

Brenda B

Great tour by Greg today!! AMAZING architecture! Fort's history is a must see if you are in the area.

Thera Sparks

Been coming here for years to go fishing. The place is always clean and never have any issues. There is one prime fishing spot on the dock. We always try to come early to get that spot. Will continue to go over there and bring my children

Tiana Ocasio

Fantastic walk on a Historic property

David Felkins

It's off season not much happening. Plus a North Easter storm blew through last night . The waves in the harbor, and the bay where huge.

Christopher Kapp

Excellent tour and a very in depth history lesson. Make sure to check it out if you are in the area.

Beth King

Beautiful. Right on the water with views of the bridge. Take a lunch and spend the day! Today they have "Boots on the Ground " in honor of fallen soldiers.

Jesse James

Beautiful old port. Tons of events here. We did a zombie obstacle 5k here that was tons of fun. Some events actually get to use the old rooms and hallways. Check it out.

Ric Ravier

What a neat place. Some of the prettiest views on the East Coast. Tons of history because of the fort, but also because this is where festivals started. And lest we forget Mr. Bob Dylan changing the world by going Electric, and Pete Seeger's presence is felt all around!

Joseph Simpson

Beautiful views. Historical atmosphere.

John Dawson

Great historic fort. Be sure to take the tunnels under the fort


A must visit for Rhode Islanders and tourists. The park is beautiful and the water surrounding has a beautiful view of the Newport bridge.

Sokha Hiam

Had a great time here, cookout with families and went fishing, plenty of parking too

Armando Ferreira

Historical sites are NATIONAL treasures not local treasures... You should be happy outsiders want to visit and spend money that helps local businesses and the local economy.

Jonathan Lopez

Went for memorial day weekend. The boots on the ground ceremony was great and the fort looks very well kept. Worth the trip. I just wish I could have done a tour to learn more of the history there. Due to the holiday, it was a little difficult!

Rob Mills

I come here mainly to fish, but there is so much more involved with this site than just fishing alone. Fort Adams is extremely historical, I believe it was originally founded in the late 1700s and then rebuilt sometime in the 1800s, and visiting it comes pretty close to seeing history at its finest. There are also plenty of other things going on as well, for example, a spin class was in progress on the lawn near the entrance when I arrived. You could also watch the sailboat races that were happening. Sailboats, and lots of other watercraft, but mostly sailboats littered the waters, and some of them were truly awesome to look at. I believe they do tours as well, but I didn't actually check to see. Also, the views of Newport Bridge and Rose Island should be a part of any photographers trip around Rhode Island. Hopefully I will be continuing to come back here multiple times in the future.

Patty Ambrose

Very nice and worth going to all the I information about the war back in those days I liked it

Christopher Belmore

Wonderful State Park. Lots of interesting history with very amicable tour guides. Great spot for any history or military history buff

Toyia Brown

Just a beautiful sight. Ships, homes, Atlantic Ocean view.

John Burke

Great views of Newport Harbor and a fantastic two-mile loop for walking/running.

Ruben Silva

If you want to breathe and relax right place. On the perfect sunny day. Relax

Shane Beaudry

At the beginning of 2018, my Mum started a Nannying job for a family living in Fort Adams. Due to this, I was often by myself at home for long periods of time. After receiving permission from the little ones mother, she started inviting me to join her and the baby for their daily walks around The Bay. These walks were absolutely beautiful and a great relief from solitude. At this time, the family has moved. However, the little guy and the Bay walk still hold a place in my heart. I still venture out to walk at least twice a week to get some exercise, people watch and enjoy the sunny days. Info wise, the outer edge of The Bay Walk (only) is about 2miles. The scenery is great for Photography shots and while the path is a little bumpy it is otherwise smooth. There is a bathroom at Newport Sail. There are a few hills, but in my opinion that adds some extra exercise. Fort Adams itself, has amazing tours! Mum and I also visited the Haunted House event in October of 2018. The Haunted house was definitely fun, but not scary unless you're easily scared or younger. I've lived in RI my whole life and have some very fond memories surrounding Fort Adams!

Joe Roy

Very nice place. Went here with my in laws. It was a beautiful day, got some Dels Lemonade after taking a ship tour.

Julie Murphy

Nice views of Newport. We didn't take a tour; that might be interesting.

santosh sarkar

It's an amazing place. Though we couldn't visit inside the fort but outside view is just amazing ...

John Krieger

Excellent views abound in every direction of the sailing capital of the world from a prime position; the very reason for the fort's existence

Carl Salvo

Fort Adams State Park is a true gem for Rhode Island. (The Ocean State). Largest public sailing facility on the East Coast. Gorgeous harbor let alone the beautiful grounds and public facilities.

James R

Fort McHenry is local to me and Fort Adams doesn't have anywhere near the same level of TLC to restore it to it's former glory and historical significance. It also seems to suffer from a bit of identity crisses in finding a new purpose (state park, boy scout camp, local music festivals, Halloween, private events). BUT, the Fort Adams Trust is working towards restoration and it is worth visiting as a good spot to see some of the local area.

C Pierson

Amazing opportunity to explore hands-on history. It’s an amazing place, beautiful & big. Wear good walking shoes!

Susan Moulton

Boots on the ground for memorial day was a wonderful tribute to our service people who gave all. God Bless, RIP

Denise Martin

Great tour and our guide was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. He was also familiar with the fort at the Casement Museum at Fort Monroe in Hampton, VA. Highly recommend to anyone visiting the area to take advantage of the guided tour, as well as the one in Virginia.

Terry Terry

Great outdoor venue with great views of Newport and narragansett bay

David Hansen Jr

It was very intriguing, but the tours on the weekends are a lot more limited. It's free to visit and has great views. The tours cost and there is a coffee shop and gift shop.

Ubaydullah Ali

This is a beautiful place, great sites, and really nice people. I definitely recommend it.

Jay Adams

Absolutely enjoying the 2019 Newport Folk Festival on the water aboard the mighty Merry Prankster, how ya doing?

yanik fati

This place had amazing scenery, and was great for a bike ride.

Marcel Perusse

Visited after touring the mansion in Newport, RI. Tour was great. tour guide did not miss a thing about the Fort, including the tunnels. A must stop if in the area.

Robert Gomes

Nice place to visit in summer

Todd Mahoney

A must for any Rhode Islander. Great price great tour guide . just do it


Excelent place to fish, run, take pics, to have a good time to relax

lokesh paduchuri

Great park for amazing portrait shoots.

Robert Schlatter

I really enjoyed the fort and the tour. The guide was very knowledgeable, and the tunnel tour was great. Restoration is still needed, so the place is partially a ruin. This can add to the charm

Frederica Wang

Amazing view. Great place to chill with family and friends.

Carlos Lolin

Awesome view & relaxing for picnics and a stroll.

Mark Redlich

Good fishing. Nice sunshine.

Linda Caldwell

First night of Fortress of Nightmares. Excellent as must see.

Nikki Zoufaly

NERFU Rugby Weekend is like coming home! Great local rugby and logistically... Newport Rugby Club never fails to pull it off and make it a fun memorable weekend!


If you can get out on the water or gain a good vantage point on land there are some very interesting sail craft in the waters around Fort Adams.


Fun for the whole family. Dells, tall ships and history all in one

Daryl Bisordi

It's all right what is pollutant

Bhargav Kesavan

You can enter only with a tour ticket. It’s $24 per person. Last entry is at 4 PM. Nice place and nice location.

Aron Porges

very nice bay walk. the fort is only open with the tour. also some sailing available.

Julianne Van Eps

You cannot see much of anything unless you are on a paying guided tour, which contradicts info on their website. So time your visit to coincide with the tour schedule or you may be disappointed.

Theo Filos

There was an excellent car show....

Shreya Gupta

Loved it. The place rents boats and sails also. They have a fort which has a tour ticket for $15/adult. It is a guided tour for an hour. Outside the fort is the dock area which has beautiful Dawn and dusk views.

Tony Templa

Very nice place!! Extra clean ,People's were very friendly..

Paul Knarr

Visited Newport for the day. Did fort Adams at end of day. Very easy 2 mile trail loop around the end island that gives great views of fort Adams Newport and the bay..

Melanie Hanley

Small beach, clean water great for small children, life guard on duty.

Mike Normandin

Great view, awesome Fireworks display, spacious and clean Great crowd of people and polite staff.

Joshua Vandervort

Toured the historic fort and learned lots about its history and the history of Newport. Excellent tour!

Courtenay Veenis

They do a good job keeping the place clean and the visitor center is lovely. Keep it up! Also the town has gotten very used to the events held out at Fort Collins and shuttling individuals to and from huge music events and festivals is not easy but they really do a great job so kudos to the police and volunteers and staff that always do this during the tourist season thanks a lot for all that work I usually don't look for it to doing it but then once I get in the traffic I realized that you guys keep things moving along

Alex Christian

Really beautiful view. Great time watching cruise ships set out to sea from the shoreline before the fort.

Kevin Fournier

Loved it. Great weather

David Rogers

Pity it was raining the day we visited but learned lots from the guide just chatting in the shop, hoping for the weather to clear

Halina Brojek

If you like chowder they put on a great chowder festival every year lots to do and very relaxing we do this every year a must try


There was no one when we went there. Only yachts and water... it was a great evening.

Tyra Maggi

Loved it clean nice gift shop Tall ship was beautiful Weather was also beautiful

Branden Diniz

Beautiful, historic park. The old fort lends itself well to hosting large events. It was a lot of fun to be here during the Newport Jazz Festival and I've also been through during war reenactments. One of the highlights of visiting Fort Adams is seeing the boats in the harbor on a warm summer day. As the sun sets and the sky comes to life, look out across the water to the historic downtown and know why New England is so cherished by so many.

James Thomas

Just a beautiful site and so many different activities and events

Dr Dap

I go here each year for the Newport Folk Festival. In an era where most music festivals are more about the see and be seen aspects, the NFF is all about the music. It's a festival for those who are just in it for the music. The vibe is super mellow, the food isn't bad (though predictably overpriced), ditto the drinks. My only significant complaint is that it is typically hot and humid during the Summer, and there aren't too many shady places to escape. But, hey, that comes with being on the water.

Andrew Davies

Patrick was an AWESOME tour guide. Really interesting, very informative and he could answer all our questions.

Steve Leslie

Great place to walk, great views of Narragansett Bay and Newport Harbor, interesting tours of fort. Could have more picnicking sites, better rest room facilities.

Manuel Pérez Leindekar

Amazing experience. Beautiful park and the fort itself is a piece of recent history that speaks for itself.

Irtiza Akhtar

I always make a stop here if I am travelling around newport. It has a brilliant view of the bridges where you can do a photoshoot

Patrick Odell

Great piece of Revolutionary history!

chaitanya mehta

Boots on the ground was one of the most humbling experience that I had on my visit. Fort Adams did an amazing g job honoring the fallen. The boots were arranged based on state.

Bob Loneker

Took the tunnel tour. It was ok more geared for smaller people. Young kids will get bored fast

Crystal Hartman

I had came here once before & enjoyed the day tour. Definitely worth it! I would love to see Fort Adams preserved & restored. I came for the Halloween Fortress of Nightmares this year. Absolutely great experience. While waiting for the Paranormal 360, I took a picture of the windows; there seems to be a dog-shaped shadow in one of the windows. One of the staff told me that there is no 2nd floor. Ghost or shadow, you tell me.

Claudette Cottle

Health walk mapped out nice picnic area

Smart Dog

Came for NJF. Beautiful fort in a beautiful place

Dennis Hobert Jr.

Always a pleasure to visit Ft. Adams, helpful and knowledgeable staff. Wonderful piece of American history from the war of 1812 through to the civil war and beyond. Amazing heritage

Robert Benson

A great place for a walk

Rob Guttman

Tickets were required to enter the fort and we weren't permitted in the ship. We played some games around the fort which had fantastic views of the water.

Grandpa and Grandma Bryan Wandering Footprints

It was ok. Unfortunately the park hosts two festivals back to back weekends so all the equipment and tents were shoved in the areas where we were. Took alot away from the atmosphere of the fort. Plus, very run down.

Mike Oliveri

Very much worth a visit, from the history to the architecture to the military aspect. The tour is about an hour and little ones might struggle to stay interested, but our teenagers all enjoyed it, (especially being tunnel rats!).

terien taylor

Great tour! Super informational and yet fun and engaging. Awesome walking through the tunnels and great view from the top! Greg was an amazing guide! Super personable with a great sense of humor!

willam allwright

Historical Fort with excellent 3 mast ship in the harbor

Annika Johnson

Very nice historic area to explore.

amy B

Great tour guide.... was a fun learning and exploring experience.

Mazza Bros. Gaming

I want on a guide, very informative. Super interesting place, highly recommend for any history buffs

Justin Pesaturo

Great car show. We will definitely be back next year!!!

Stephen Furtado

Great time here taking my wife for the her first time. This place holds many special memories from my childhood

Scoob Doo

The best place on Earth for an outdoor, weekend long Jazz series. Newport has a cultivated decades enriched music culture and simply the best venue for a live Jazz concert on a perfect sun drrnched Summer's day while in your lounge chair, drink in hand, and perfect harmony in the air. I can not imagine a better rhythmatic summertime experience! Bravo Newport!!

Keith Templin

Traffic getting in and out during events is a nightmare. They really need to work on how they let people in and out and who's giving directions.

Yusuf Memon

Great park and plenty of parking. It even has an EV port

Meghan Drysdale

This fort was beautiful! I ran a 10 mile race out of here and would love to go back just to explore. Highly recommend for any event!

Richard Stabley

The guided tour is exceptional. The guard will tell you about the history of not only the fort but of Rhode island itself. you get to go to several places that you can't get to just taking a self-guided tour such as the officers quarters and the upper deck that looks out over the ocean. Going through the underground tunnels was also an interesting experience and a great relief from the heat. I would highly recommend taking the guided tour.

Lynda Balhoff

The Forts guided tour was very nice. Jack did a wonderful job

Tim McLaughlin

Was not here very long, drove through to look. Will definitely be back to tour. Nice harbor view, the message tunnels sound spooky.

cherica taylor

Very nice area. It's right on the water and a good history of what goes on there with various festivals and boat races.

Scott Valliere

Very neat! Tour guides tell a good story.


So beautiful right in the heart of Newport. The views were stunning.

Jennifer Norman

Fort Adams was a wonderful place to visit. Lots of walking and beautiful scenery.

Jeremy Girouard

I have visited many state parks, and let me start by saying its a very nice fort....but i don't believe in charging for a state park as most are free i walked over a quarter mile to the fort due to a sailing event and left my cash in the vehicle (we rarely us3 cash at state parks besides a donation so my 5$ was not enough for my family of 7 and i wasn't about to walk back in 97°F heat to get my wallet, so we enjoyed it from afar and went swimming at the swimming area there! 3 stars is because of the friendliness of the staff and the surrounding recreational areas.

Paul Greco

We took the guided tour, Greg was our leader. He was knowledgeable and entertaining. There is so much military history at Fort Adams. If in Newport its a great take in.

Raymond Devecchis

Largest most impressive fort I've been to. It's a shame it's criminally underfunded. Very friendly staff and very informative. Very windy so wear a coat after summer. Here's to hoping they continue the rennovations!

Stephen B

Best place to overlook the harbour.

Dianne Dinnean

Great for fort military enthusiasts Do the tunnel tour and become Tunnel rat with a sticker they give out at end 0f tour

Richard Freeman

Made our first trip to the Newport Jazz Fest. Fort Adams hosts the event annually. The park is great. There is a sailing school here, so if you want to learn how to sail.... We will definitely visit the park again.

James and Allyson King

tour was real informative it was luke walking back through history mike are tour guide knows his fort and was passionate about it

Richard S

End point is "Bike to the Beach," an annual fundraiser for Autism Research. Nice views, but I'm pretty beat after riding 100 miles on my bicycle....

Sage F

There's food and drinks in the gift shop, and it's a wonderful walk around the fort and to see all the sailboats.

Patricia OHara

65th Newport Jazz Festival was fantastic! Wonderful venue right on Narragansett Bay.

Bonnie G

Great place to go for Memorial day. The "Boots on the Ground for Heroes Memorial" was amazing and heart wrenching.

Karen Lassiter

Great views of Newport harbor and the marina. The tour of the Fort was great!

Andrew Brain

Great state park! We took a tour of the fort. The tour guide was amazing! It was crazy how large the fort was, it just seemed to keep going and going!!!

Ze Desousa

Great place to visit and learn a little about Fort Adam and it's history

Erin Wallace

Beautiful state park. The wow factor was there.

pallavi ravishankar

Sprawling views of the ocean. Beautiful harbour front

AMY Smith

Fort Adams is a great family friendly area. It has a great walking path, beautiful views, clean restrooms, and lots of cool festivals and events. We love Fort Adams

Aryan mobiny

Georgeous place for walking and jogging. A must go place in Rode Island

Michael Smith

Great place to bring dogs and enjoy wonderful views of Newport and Narragansett bay. The fort itself is also very interesting. I'm local, and the backside of the fort is one of my favorite places to picnic.

Jennifer Dring

This is such a great place to visit and tour. There is so much history! The tours of the fort are very interesting and fun. The views from grounds of the fort are amazing! I would definitely recommend stopping here while in Newport!

Randall & Peggy Smith

Wonderful historic place to visit. Learned so much about a fort I did not know existed. Tour guide was informative and entertaining.

Katherine Wirtz

A really enjoyable place to visit in Newport! The fort is great to walk around, and we also enjoyed walking on the path outside the fort. There is a lot if history to take in, and it is great for people of all ages! Highly recommended if you're in Newport!

John Manfred

Very cool place! Great tour guides full of knowledge who guide you through a historical journey of a Fort built to defend Newport RI from the British, the underground tunnels are also very cool not designed to accommodate someone over Six foot, nevertheless totally worth it! A must visit for the family, plan on 1.5 to 2 hr tours, highly recommend! Thank you so much for your time, it was well worth ours.

Michele Bliss

Beautiful views and walking trail.

Justin Palmer

Nice tour. Terrific views of the harbor. There is an underground tour that sounds like it would be fun too.

Diane Graham

A very nice walk with awesome views

Dana Ritter

Lots of fun sailing here. Can't beat it. And seeing Belichick's old boat that he donated was cool.

Mike Merlin

Not really much on the outside. A nice panoramic view of the Newport Bridge. Maybe 2 or 3 places for "photographer" photos. Didn't do the the tour. Will keep in mind for 1 or 2 shots for future reference.

Nathan Smith

Tours are offered from 10am to 4pm. Fort Adams State Park also hosts the Newport Folk and Jazz festival each year.

Cindy Armstrong

Delivered 1 of 3 truck loads of staging for the folk festival and jazz festival and retured to reload after break down. Walked around alittle. There area to fish, walk, dog walk, explore history, several buildings, boat rentals, boat taxi, pirate ship style boat tour. Be a nice place at sunset for a wedding. If I get chance to get back there, on my time or if i get chance to bring staging again. I think I'll spend an extra day there to check it out better.

Ray Lane

This is a great educational experience for the whole family. The fort itself is incredible. The history, the architecture and weaponry is amazing. The tour is great, and the educational posters quite useful

Route 45

We walked the trail from the Eisenhower house around Fort Adams and the yacht club. Saw lots of sailboats out on the gorgeous day. Nice walk but no shade. Wear comfortable shoes to walk the trail.

Jon G

I love it there. My wife and I got married on the rock there 6 years ago.

Michael DiGregorio

Really scenic view of the Atlantic Ocean. Historic fort and history. Great place to view the Tall Ships! They have a gift shop and tours too.

T Miller

Walked around the fort. Nice 1 hour or so. If you want to go in you need a guide.

tony tian

Its amazing, will drive there every year

Reed Haynes

Beatiful fort, have to pay to get inside

Blaine Anctil

Wonderful place to take the kids. Great for swimmig,boating and picnics. Dont forget to get a tour of the fort! The fort still has battle scars from its war days. Very cool.

T Bradshaw

Visited after closing time so we missed the fort itself. Plenty of parking, wonderful views, community gathering place. Free options.

Gary Schnaper

Great place! Staff is super friendly and helpful! Tour was wonderful.

Dave Clough

Enjoyed our Coach tour and stop. Facilities clean and usable. Tall ship is an nteresting addition and more enticing to visit.

Cam Lewis

Just stopped for pictures. Wasn't disappointed.

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