The 200-foot SSV Oliver Hazard Perry will be open for tours on Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Fort Adams State Park during the Newport Folk Festival. Stop by on your way into the festival to check out the country’s newest Tall Ship andRhode Island’s Official Sailing Education Vessel.

There is no charge to visit the ship, and you do not need a Folk Festival ticket to reach the ship.

Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island is a non-profit organization based in Newport, R.I. that incorporates comprehensive classroom education into an operational, at-sea experience to enrich independent and teamwork capabilities of young adults and the young-at-heart. The building of SSV Oliver Hazard Perry has been a $16 million economic development project, which has supported hundreds of jobs in the Rhode Island marine industry

Interested in volunteering? Contact or for more information on SSV Oliver Hazard Perry and its programs, visit

Ryan Belmore has been the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp since 2012. He also currently works for Mountain News, where he serves as Senior Editor - North America for OnTheSnow. He previously worked for the New England Patriots and American Cancer Society. He currently serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).