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 10:00am-4:00pm

Tour Fort AdamsOn 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 180 years of American History, military culture, architecture & engineering.

General Guided Tour Admission*
Adult $12
Children FREE Age 5 & under
Youth $6 Ages 6-17
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 the President Eisenhower’s “Summer White House” in 1958 & 1960 is open for viewing during weekends from July through August.  Self Guided tours are available 11:30-1:30pm on Saturdays & Sundays.  Availability may be limited due to private events.

  • The “Lost Fortress”


    Saturdays & Sundays from 2:00pm-4:00pm (July 4th weekend through Labor Day) take a 30 minute guided tour adventure through the Fort’s Advanced Southern Redoubt. Located to the south of the Main Fort, this “Lost” Fortress is just one part of what makes Forts Adams the most complex coastal fort in the United States.


  • “Off Season”Tours

    Grab your cold weather gear and come experience Fort Adams in the “Off Season”

    November 1st – December 31st, Guided tours depart from the Fort Adams State Park Visitor Center daily at noon and 2:00pm & Weekends Hourly 10am-4pm; 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

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

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