Fort Adams History

Historic Fort Adams

“The forces of nature that gave the settlers of Rhode Island one of the finest natural harbors in the world, Narragansett Bay, also presented them with a military challenge”. – Theodore L. Gatchel

Squadron Under Fire. A look at how this challenge was answered in the past provides insight into important aspects of Newport’s history, and a review of the development of American seacoast defenses as well.

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The Eisenhower House

From its perch above Narragansett Bay, Eisenhower House has witnessed nearly 140 years of history.

Photo of President Eisenhower in front of the house which now bares his name.  Photo courtesy of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library.

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