Fortress Of Nightmares

Fortress Of Nightmares, Newport’s premier haunted attraction, will return to Fort Adams State Park on October 16th, 17th, 18th, 23th and 25th. The event is scheduled to take place nightly from 6pm-10pm.

The 2015 event will feature Tunnels Of Terror, Haunted Officers Quarters, Fort Adams Zombie Hunter Challenge (Laser Tag), Beer Graveyard & Frightful Food Trucks, Killer Film Festival & Horror Art Gallery and a Kids Area.

For those looking for more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Fort Adams Trust, a 501(c)(3) non-profit with a mission to protect and promote Fort Adams State Park, is currently seeking volunteers to help make the 2015 Fortress Of Nightmares a scary success, volunteers are needed for the following positions;

Scare Team

The Scare Team arrives at Fort Adams by 5pm each night and prepares their own costumes and make-up. Scare Team volunteers will be positioned throughout the fort in costume and will be responsible to provide the scares to our customers. Many volunteers team up and work together to create an incredible scare. Training is provided at Orientation, otherwise, just a fun and creative demeanor is required. Direction is provided nightly by the Scare Team Manager. Sign Up Now

Operations Team

Operations is responsible for the nightly checklists and ensuring the event runs smoothly. You’ll utilize our maps and two-way radios to confirm the fort is ready to open each night. As an Ops Team member, you’ll be expected to arrive at 5pm and complete a simple checklist as you walk around the fort. Any issues/problems should be brought up to the Operations Manager. Direction and walk-throughs are provided nightly by the Operations Manager. Sign Up Now


Security Team members must be over the age of 21, and have a pleasant, people-friendly demeanor. You’ll be working directly with customers each night to ensure they have a safe, positive experience. Security team members work together when needed to de-escalate an unsafe situation. All incidents should be reported directly to the security manager, who will be on-site nightly and provide direction at 5pm prior to opening for the night. Sign Up Now


Construction dates are posted on our website, and volunteers are needed to help us build our haunted maze in the daylight. Construction skills are appreciated, though not required. September 5, 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10. 11am until 3pm, lunch and drinks provided. Please wear your best construction clothes, and sturdy footwear. Bring gloves if you have them, or borrow a pair of ours. Sign Up Now