FORT ADAMS

 

A postcard of Fort Adams

 

Address :  1 Lincoln Drive

                     Fort Adams State Park

                     Newport, Rhode Island  02840

                     (401) 841-0707

Website Link:  http://www.fortadams.org

E-Mail:  info@fortadams.org

Directions :

From Philadelphia: (From their website) Take Interstate Route 95 North to Rhode Island. Take Exit 3 in Wyoming (yes, that's the name of a real place in Rhode Island) and follow Route 138 East/North for approximately 15 miles until it intersects with US Route 1. Take a left onto US Route 1 North and follow Route 1 approximately 5 miles until there is a sign for Route 138 east. Follow Route 138 over the Jamestown - Verrazanno Bridge and continue over the Newport Bridge ($2 toll). (You can see Fort Adams to your right as you are crossing over the Newport Bridge.) Take first exit off of the bridge and take a right onto Farewell Street at the end of the exit ramp. (There will be a Citgo gas station on your right.) To Fort Adams proceed south on Farewell Street approximately 1/4 mile to a fork in the road and take the right hand fork onto America's Cup Avenue. Get in the right hand lane. Proceed down America's Cup Avenue, you will pass the Marriott Hotel and Newport's waterfront on your right, until you see a statue of a wave with a pair of feet sticking out of it (We're not making this up). Take a right onto Lower Thames Street. Proceed south on Thames Street approximately 1/2 mile until you see a Shell Station on your left and take a right onto Wellington Avenue. Follow Wellington Avenue (the road will curve to the left after passing the Ida Lewis Yacht Club on your right) to the next intersection and take a right. Follow the road to the next intersection (once again, a curve to the left) and take a right. Proceed approx.. 1/4 mile and look for two large black anchors on your right. This is the entrance to Fort Adams State Park. Take a right. Follow the road to the top of the hill. Continue straight on the road until you enter a large parking lot. At the far end of the lot is a red brick building where the Gift Shop/Ticket office and rest rooms are located.

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