The Fort Adams Trust announced on May 4th that over the weekend of April 29th – 30th, 300+ visitors took advantage of the Free Tours of the Eisenhower House at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, RI.  The Free Tours’ event is part of a three-week promotion that the Fort Adams Trust is doing to invite Newport County residents to tour Fort Adams and the Eisenhower House on weekends through May 14th.  The free weekend tours are all part of the Fort Adams Trust’s spring membership drive to show appreciation of Newport County residents and their support of the Trust. It all culminates with a special Support the Fort! Event at the Eisenhower House on May 19th from 4-7 PM.

“With the addition of the Eisenhower House to the Fort Adams Trust’s properties, we thought in appreciation of the continual support that Newport County residents show for the Trust, it would be a thankful and community focused gesture to open-up the fort and the Eisenhower House for free tours in advance of our busy season,” stated Rob McCormack, Director of Visitor Experience for The Adams Trust. “As the Eisenhower House had previously been limited to private events, it was a privilege to open the House as part of the Trust’s Free Tours’ events and we are so pleased with the enthusiasm and interest in the House that visitors have displayed,” McCormack further added.

The Free Tours of Fort Adams and the Eisenhower House for Newport County residents will continue Saturdays & Sundays through May 14th with operating hours of 10AM – 4PM and 12 – 2PMrespectively.

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

About the Eisenhower House:

The Eisenhower House, designed by Newport architects George C. Mason and Son, was built in 1873 as the commandant’s residence for Fort Adams. President Dwight D. Eisenhower used the house as his summer residence during the later years of his administration.  The house and grounds are available for corporate and celebratory events year round.  www.eisenhowerhouse.com

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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).