Fort Adams State Park

Situated at the mouth of the Newport Harbor, Fort Adams State Park offers an exceptional panoramic view of both Newport Harbor and the East Passage of Narragansett Bay. The park offers a wide range of activities including salt water bathing, fishing, boating, soccer, rugby, and picnicking. Fort Adams is perhaps best known for its annual summer concerts when the Jazz Festival, and the Folk Festival draw thousands to enjoy the music and beautiful surroundings.

Rugby and Soccer by permit only non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration of the Fort. Its volunteers and staff conduct tours of the Fort from June through October. For more information call: (401) 841-0707.


Sail Newport:
A non-profit community sailing facility offering the public sailboat instructions and rental, windsurfing instruction and rental, dry-sail storage areas and hoist operation. Sail Newport also organizes regattas and other sailing events.  For more information call: (401)-846-1983.


Sail To Prevail:
A non-profit organization providing sailing instruction in specially equipped boats for children and adults (including veterans) with disabilities. For information call: (401) 849-8898 or email

Eisenhower House:
For meetings, conferences, weddings, and special events.  By reservation only. No tours available. For information call: (401) 847-6740.

Location Information:

Harrison Avenue
Newport RI, 02840

Mailing Address:

Fort Adams State Park
Harrison Avenue
Newport, RI 02840

Contact Information:

Bruce Thompson
Regional Manager
(401) 847-2400 (o)
(401) 841-9821 (f)

Activities offered at this location:

Other Information:

View a history of Fort Adams State Park

Newport Folk & Jazz Festivals

Fort Adams Trust

Sail Newport

Lifeguard on duty 9:00 am - 6:00 pm (seasonally , weather permitting)

Parking: Electric vehicle charging station available for 4 hours max while enjoying the park or other facility.The EV station does not guarantee a space on full capacity days.

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