Tour The Fortress
Our traditional hour long guided tour takes you
from the top of the Fort walls to the depths of the underground listening tunnels.
Guided Tours Daily at Noon & 2:00pm– Saturday & Sunday Hourly 10:00am-3:00pm
On tour you will:
- View the Quarters where officers and their families lived.
- Ascend to the scenic overlook for a breathtaking view of Newport Harbor & Narragansett Bay.
- Learn about past and future plans for restoration.
- Delve beneath the walls of the Fort into our underground tunnels.
- Experience over 190 years of American History, military culture, architecture & engineering.
|General Guided Tour Admission*|
|Children||FREE||Age 5 & under|
|Family||$30||2 adults & up to 4 youth|
* $2 Off for Active Military, Senior (62+) and College Students
All tours are primarily outdoors. Please dress accordingly and understand that tours may be canceled due to weather.
Additional Tour Options
Tour the Eisenhower House
Built in 1873 by the renowned Newport architects George Champlin Mason & Sons, the Eisenhower House has been witness to nearly 150 years of American history. This beautiful house which served as President Eisenhower’s “Summer White House” in 1958 & 1960 is open for Self Guided tours on Mondays 11:00am-2:00pm. Memorial Day through Labor Day. Availability may be limited due to private events.
The “Behind the Walls” Tours
Friday-Monday At 10:00am & 2:00pm (July 4th weekend through Labor Day) take a 90 minute tour in our 8-Passanger Golf Cart throughout Historic Fort Adams and Fort Adams State Park. Highlights include access to Fort’s outer land defenses, the Advanced Southern Redoubt, the Eisenhower House (access dependent upon private event schedule), the old post cemetery, the Bennington Memorial, and Endicott era (1900) gun emplacements.
CAUTION: This tour drives over some rough and uneven terrain. Anyone with neck, back or mobility issues should consider those health concerns prior purchasing a ticket.
Grab your cold weather gear and come experience Fort Adams in the “Off Season”
November 1st – January 1st, Guided tours depart from the Fort Adams State Park Visitor Center daily at noon and 2:00pm & Weekends Hourly 10am-3pm; Ticket office opens 15min prior to tour. View the Officer’s Quarters, enjoy breathtaking views of Newport Harbor and explore the underground tunnels.
“Off Season” Tour Admission* Adult $12 Children FREE Age 5 & under Youth $6 Ages 6-17 Family $30 2 adults & up to 4 youth
Tours are primarily outdoor involving nearly 1 mile of walking. Proper dress and footwear required. Heavy snow/ rain may modify or cancel tours.
See what our Visitors are Saying About Fort Adams
Thanks to our tour guide for what was called by several, ‘the best trip of the summer.’ We had a wonderful and enriching time.– Carol, Best Community Learning In Retirement
Our Students had a wonderful time and learned a lot. They especially loved going down into the tunnels! Most of our students had never been to Rhode Island and really appreciated the additional background information on Newport that you gave. We look forward to coming back to Fort Adams in the future!– Kristen Wing, Springfield Central High School Gear Up Program
Thank you so much for your amazing hospitality during our Stay at Fort Adams. We had only positive feedback from our students. We will be back next year!– Kelly Powers, Salve Regina University Office of Community Service