Fort Adams State Park
Fort Adams was active from 1824 to 1950 and is the largest coastal fortification in the United States, with a 6 acre parade field and breathtaking views. As you tour the grounds you can explore the massive tunnel system and enter the casements and barracks. The views from the bastions and the enceinte are some of the very best in Newport. (Need to brush up on your fort terminology? I did!)
The property is host to many events including military reenactments and vintage auto shows. Although my favorites are certainly the summer music festivals. This year I saw Roy Haynes, Wynton Marsalis, Gary Burton, Chick Corea and Dave Brubeck all in one day!
I find the best way to get to Fort Adams is by water taxi from downtown Newport.
Protecting Newport for over a century