Fort Adams Aerial by Billy Black
West Wall at Night by Denise Walker
Explore the Tunnels
Cannons Firing
  • NASA of its Day

    Largest, most sophisticated, most complex Fortress in North America… the NASA of its day... and a destination for adventure learning and recreation today.

    Explore the stories of the Fortress

  • Host an Event

    Host an Event at America's Largest Coastal Fortress! Whether you are looking for a corporate reception, family celebration, wedding, or special event - we can do it all!

    Host An Event

  • Mysterious Tunnels

    Explore the underground network of tunnels buried deep beneath the Fortress’s defenses.

    Tour the Tunnels

  • It’s a blast!

    Hands on, jump off, crawl through, explore… experience America’s stories, military history and amazing architecture.

    What’s Happening at Fort Adams




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Experience the Adventurous side of Newport!  Exploring underground tunnels…. Strolling the picturesque Bay Walk or the majestic Parade Field.

Make your next experience one your group will remember. Adventure themed learning and events are what we do best – and at a one of a kind venue.

Fort Adams is famous as the host  of the Newport Jazz and Folk Festival.   Throughout the year the Fort Adams Trust hosts a variety of other events both large and small.

School tours focused on history, architecture, engineering and exploration will make your kids forget that they are learning:



Open for Guided Tours 

Guided Tours Daily at Noon & 2pm  (weather dependent)

Take a guided tour of this National Historic Landmark from the top of the rampart walls to the depths of the underground tunnels.  Experience Fort Adams for Yourself.

Tour the Fortress

Looking to Host a Party?

Choose a setting your guests will never forget
Fort Adams is a one of a kind venue where you can host your wedding, party, or private event.  Fort Adams has several locations, for events of all sizes, both in and outside the Fortress walls.
Host your party at the best waterfront venue in Newport

Make a Donation

Help defend the Fort!

Restoring and programming this fantastic place takes a lot of hard work and preservation funds. We would be deeply appreciative of your help
Make a Donation


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Fort at sunset
Fort at sunset
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Fort Adams Trust
90 Fort Adams Drive
Fort Adams State Park
Newport, RI 02840

(401) 841-0707
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