The Fort Adams Trust has purchased a seven-passenger golf cart to enable visitors with limited mobility to see all areas of the Fort that previously were difficult to gain access to due to distance and terrain.
The new cart is a 2016 Cushman Shuttle Electric model with rain flaps for inclement weather that will allow visitors needing assistance the ability to see the West Lawn, recently reopened Southern Redoubt, the ditches and the southern parade field. All areas of the Fort can now be accessed without any hurdles due to walking distances.
The cart will also be available for wedding parties and other Fort events should anyone need additional transportation. The cart seats seven passengers plus a driver.
Visitor’s that would like to request a tour with the cart should call Rob McCormack at 401-619-5802 to make arrangements.
“Fort Adams is a large complex of many acres which should not create visitor hesitation due to personal mobility constraints,” stated Joe Dias, Executive Director of the Fort Adams Trust. “With the new golf cart we can transport visitors, wedding parties and anyone else to all areas of Fort Adams. It enables anyone to take a tour and enjoy the comprehensive experience of what Fort Adams offers including its spectacular views of Narragansett Bay, “Dias added.
About the Fort Adams Trust:
The Fort Adams Trust is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit responsible for preservation, programming, and promoting the National Historic Landmarks in Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island. Over 100,000 people tour the Fort and attend events in the Park annually. The Trust accepts donations to support its preservation and programming missions. http://www.FortAdams.org