Tour The Fort

Our traditional hour long guided tour takes you from the top of the Fort walls to the depths of the underground listening tunnels. 

Hourly Guided Tours 10:00am-4:00pm

On tour you will:

  • View the Quarters where officers and their families lived.
  • Ascend to the scenic overlook for a breathtaking view of Newport Harbor & Narragansett Bay.
  • Learn about past and future plans for restoration.
  • Delve beneath the walls of the Fort into our underground tunnels.
  • Experience over 180 years of American History, military culture, architecture & engineering.

Tour Admission


General Guided Tour*

Self Guided Tour**

"Summer" only




 Youth (6-17)




(2 Adults &    

up to 4 youth)




 Under 6 Free

   * $2 Off for Active Military, Senior (62+), College Student and AAA

All tours are primarily outdoors.

  Please dress accordingly and understand that tours may be canceled due to weather.

**Self guided tours do not include access to the underground tunnels or overlooks. Self guided tour tickets may be upgraded for a guided tour taken on the same day.  Self guided tours may be suspended without notice.  Reasons  for suspension may include but are not limited to weather, special events, festival or event setup and fort restoration.  Call (401) 619-1511

Additional Tour Options:

Grab your cold weather gear and come experience Fort Adams in the "Off Season"

November 1st - December 31st, Guided tours depart from the Fort Adams State Park Visitor Center daily at noon and 2:00pm & Weekends Hourly 10am-4pm; Ticket office opens 15min prior to tour.  View the Officer's Quarters, enjoy breathtaking views of Newport Harbor and explore the underground tunnels. 


  • $30 - Family (two adults & up to four youth)
  • $12 - Adults
  • $6 - Youth (6-17)
  • Free Under 6

Tours are primarily outdoor involving nearly 1 mile of walking.  Proper dress and footwear required.  Heavy snow/ rain may modify or cancel tours.

Saturdays & Sundays at 10:00am (Memorial Day Weekend- Labor Day) take a guided tour adventure through the Fort’s complex land defenses.  This Forts formidable landscape architecture is part of what makes Fort Adams the most complex coastal fort in the United States.  This tour takes you through a first person attack scenario placing you in the position of an attacker.*

  • $30 Family (two adults & up to four youth)
  • $12 Adults
  • $6 Youth (6-17)
  • Free Under 6

*Tour involves nearly one mile of walking, including several inclines and declines often over uneven ground. Proper footwear required.

Kid pointing at a map.Do you prefer to explore on your own? Our 6 1/2 acre parade field at the center of the Fort is now open for self guided touring.  You are encouraged to discover the Fort for yourself with the help of our many interpretative panels.  Or you can simply enjoy the majesty of the Fort with a picnic.


  • $15 - Family (two adults & up to four youth)
  • $6 - Adults
  • $3 - Youth (6-17)
  • Free Under 6

Self Guided Tours do not include access to the underground tunnels or overlooks. Self Guided Tour tickets may be upgraded for a guided tour taken on the same day. (i.e. a Family who has purchased self guided tickets can upgrade for the next available Guided tour for just $15 more)

Open: Weekends through October 5th 10:00am – 4:00pm*

*Last Entry 3:30pm.

See what our Visitors are Saying About Fort Adams

“Thanks to our tour guide for what was called by several, ‘the best trip of the summer.’ We had a wonderful and enriching time.” Carol, Best Community Learning In Retirement

“Our Students had a wonderful time and learned a lot. They especially loved going down into the tunnels! Most of our students had never been to Rhode Island and really appreciated the additional background information on Newport that you gave. We look forward to coming back to Fort Adams in the future!” Kristen Wing, Springfield Central High School Gear Up Program

“Thank you so much for your amazing hospitality during our Stay at Fort Adams. We had only positive feedback from our students. We will be back next year!” Kelly Powers, Salve Regina University Office of Community Service

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

(401) 841-0707
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