Don't miss historic Fort Adams, the current version of which was active during five of our country's wars from the Mexican-American War in the mid-1800's to World War II. The original Fort Adams was garrisoned during the War of 1812, and, after this war, was replaced with the larger fort that you can tour today.
Deactivated in 1950, the Fort became a Rhode Island State Park in 1965 and a National Historic Landmark in 1985. It currently serves as the site for the Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals and, in 2012, hosted the America's Cup World Series.
On an official, guided tour of the fort, one will see underground tunnels, officers' quarters and scenic views of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay, while also receiving an American history lesson filled with facts about military culture, and architecture and engineering from the past 180 years.
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