5 Reasons to Visit Fort Adams This Fall

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Fort Adams, a National Historic Landmark and the largest coastal fortress in North America, is a place that all locals and tourists should visit as often as possible.

The Fort Adams Trust is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the programming, preservation and restoration of this “Priority I” Threatened Landmark. The Trust has partnered with the State of Rhode Island to keep the Fort open to the public and seek funding for restoration.

1 – Fort Adams on Ghost Hunters

October 14th at 9 p.m.

Fort Adams State Park will be featured on Ghost Hunters on October 14th at 9:00pm on Syfy. You can watch it inside the fort!  More Info

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2 – Fortress Of Nightmares at Fort Adams

October 16-18, 23-25

Experience the Tunnels of Terror, try your hand at Zombie Laser Tag or take in the Killer Film Fest. Those 12 and under can head to the Kids Fun House for snacks, crafts and trick-or-treating. halloween.fortadams.org

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3 – Laser Tag Battles

Fort Adams will be holding laser tag battles in the inner ditch area of the fort. Participants can wage their own battles against their opponents. Each game will cost $8 per participant.

The laser tag games start October 10, 2015 and will be played on October 10th – 12th, 15th – 16th & 24th – 25th on the hour from 10 AM to 4 PM.  Each game will cost $8 per participant.  Unique Halloween themed games will also be played in the evenings during Fortress of Nightmares October 16th – 18th and October 23rd – 25th between the hours of 6 – 10 PM. The laser tag games will end October 25th resuming again in the spring. More Info

4 – Tour The Fort

Daily tours depart hourly from 10am – 4pm

Enjoy an hour long tour of this National Historic Landmark that will take you from the top of the rampart walls to the depths of the underground tunnels. Tours depart every hour (10am-4pm), daily, from mid-May through October and are weather permitting. “Off-Season” tours are limited to 12 noon and 2pm daily.

General guided tour is $12 for adults or $6 for self guided tour. Tour The Fortress

5 – Watch The Sunset From Fort Adams

Look no further than the Fort Adams Bay Walk. This 2.5 mile loop around the perimeter of Fort Adams State Park provides unmatched views of Newport Harbor, the Newport Bridge and the Bay. Fort Adams Bay Walk feature ample free parking as well as convenient public restroom facilities.


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