Miantonomi Park Tower . Credit: City of Newport

The City of Newport today announced that the Miantonomi Park Tower will be open to the public on Memorial Day.

“All are invited to take a climb to the top of Newport as the Miantonomi Park Tower once again opens to the public on Monday, May 29th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in observance of Memorial Day,” the City shared on Facebook.

The City continued, “This event, which is being organized by the City, Miantonomi Park Commission, and the Aquidneck Land Trust, aims to recognize the historical significance of the tower as a memorial to the Veterans of World War I.

Completed in 1929; the 100-foot stone tower was designed by William Kendall of the renowned architectural firm McKim, Mead & White and stands atop one of the highest points in Newport.

Adults and families are welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult. The interior stone steps, lead to a narrow metal staircase that ascends to the top observation deck.

Located on the highest point in Newport, views of Providence and Block Island are common on clear days”.

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