Fort Adams Aerial by Billy Black
Explore the Tunnels
West Wall at Night by Denise Walker
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

  • Mysterious Tunnels

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

    Tour the Tunnels

  • Time Travel

    “Nighttime events at Fort Adams take you back to another place and time.” Michael Kehew, Middletown RI.

    Host an Event at Fort Adams

  • 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!  Zip lining, 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 Tours 

Self-Guided tours on the weekends only starting on Labor Day.

Tours Depart Hourly 10:00am to 4:00pm

Explore Fort Adams parade field for yourself or 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



A Summer Classic Rock Event 

Friday, August 29th, 7:00pm

Rick Derringer headlines a great day along with Steely Dan tribute band Hey Nineteen and Rhett Tyler. Come for the evening and enjoy great music, 'concert casual food' and refreshments.
Learn more about Newport Rocks the Fort!

For Tickets


Sundown Thursdays-

Free Evening Concerts every Thursday 
Enjoy America's largest coastal 'castle' with free performances by great local artists.  Concert casual food and refreshments available.
Join us for Sundown!



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


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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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