The Fort Adams Trust has announced that as of July 1st they will expand their core fort tour and add weekend tours of the Eisenhower House and Southern Redoubt or “Lost Fortress.” The core
The core hour-long guided tour of the fort will now include tours of the fort museum and jail located on the first floor of the Trust’s offices.
On weekends, self-guided tours of the Eisenhower House will be from 11:30 – 1:30 PM. Tours of the Southern Redoubt will similarly be on Saturdays and Sundays from 2:00 – 4:00 PM departing every half hour. Eisenhower House tours are free with donations accepted while tours of the redoubt will cost $5 and can be purchased at the Fort Adams Visitors Center or at the Redoubt itself (cash only at that location).
“Given the cleaning-up of the Southern Redoubt last spring and this spring’s turn-over of the Eisenhower House to the Trust we believed that a combined tour offering would give the general public exposure to previously somewhat shuttered properties,” stated Joe Dias, Executive Director for the Fort Adams Trust. “We are grateful for the efforts of our volunteers and staff for working to create the fort museum over the last two years and now coupled with the historic jail cells, it will be integrated into the whole tour experience,” Dias offered additionally.
“The Trust is always looking for new opportunities to educate visitors and make tours much more compelling and informative,” cited Robert McCormack Director of Visitor Experience for the Fort Adams Trust. “The additions of the Eisenhower House, Southern Redoubt and museum jail really give a visitor a better idea of how expansive and complex the Trust’s properties are,” he added.
For more information on Fort Adams, visit www.fortadams.org.