Attractions & Things To Do Nearby
Jamestown, Rhode Island
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"Fort Wetherill State Park, situated upon 100 foot high granite cliffs across the water from Fort Adams State Park, is a former coastal defense battery and training camp. Known for its spectacular view of Newport Harbor and the East Passage of Narragansett Bay, Fort Wetherill has been a popular sight for viewing the numerous Tall Ship Events and America’s Cup Races. The area is also a major attraction for scuba diving, with Diving Clubs from New York State, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island using the facilities at the boat ramp year round."
(This excerpt taken from Fort Wetherill State Park website)
"The story of the Rose Island lighthouse begins in the mid-1860’s at a time when the state of Rhode Island was growing and shipping traffic was increasing on Narragansett bay. Steamship companies were building up during this time ferrying passengers and freight in the bay between Newport, New York and Boston. As a result, a request to construct a lighthouse on Rose Island was made and in 1869 construction began to build Rose Island light at a cost reported to be $7,500. "
(This excerpt taken from Rose Island Lighthouse website)
"Before European settlement, the Narragansett tribe occupied Conanicut Island, clearing the land and planting crops. The resulting grasslands attracted colonial farmers for pasturing their sheep and cattle. In 1789 Job Watson purchased a piece of this rich farmland, and for the next two centuries five successive generations of the Watson family cultivated it. Explore this 265-acre property, which today is a working family farm."
(This excerpt taken from Watson Farm website)
"Hunter House is one of the finest examples of Georgian Colonial architecture from Newport's 'golden age' in the mid-18th century."
(This excerpt taken from Hunter House website)
"The massive fortress standing guard at the entrance to Narragansett Bay is not the only fortification at Fort Adams State Park. From pre-revolutionary earthen cannon emplacements through the WWII command center, learn more about the History of the Fortress once called “The Rock on Which the Storm Shall Beat”."
(This excerpt taken from Fort Adams State Park website)
"In the eighteenth century, this property overlooking Narragansett Bay produced food for local and foreign markets. Today, farm managers raise organically grown produce for a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. A weekly farmers’ market from May to October offers products from other local farms. Tour the farmyard and cemetery, where six generations of Caseys are buried."
(This excerpt taken from Casey Farm website)
"Newport Sailing School and Tours is Newport, Rhode Island’s first and only pure sailing tour. We offer daily sailing cruises of Newport harbor and Narragansett Bay as well as the very finest in sailing lessons and instruction. Join us in historic downtown Newport, RI for a day of sailing and experience what has been ranked the #1 sailing experience on the planet!"
(This excerpt taken from Newport Sailing School and Tours website)
"Located in historic Founders Hall, the historic Naval War College Museum serves to educate U.S. Naval War College (NWC) community, as the corporate memory of the Navy in the region, and as a clearinghouse for naval history information in New England. The Museum Director, a subjects-area specialist, and staff answer inquiries, provide guidance and orientation talks to visitors on regional naval history and current exhibits, and assist scholarly researchers in the use of the Museum holdings."
(This excerpt taken from Naval War College Museum website)
"Founded in 2014 in Newport, Rhode Island with a mission of "Preserving, Celebrating & Sharing Automotive History," the Audrain Automobile Museum connects and engages with other local non-profits and the greater Aquidneck Island community. The historic Audrain Building was transformed into a captivating exhibition space, fit specifically for our cultural needs. The museum, with access to collections containing over 350 cars and motorcycles ranging from brass era pre-War cars to Supercars of the 2000s, displays three or four fresh and thematic exhibits each year, to entertain all generations and stylistic preferences."
(This excerpt taken from Audrain Auto website)
"Chateau-sur-Mer is a landmark of High Victorian architecture, furniture, wallpapers, ceramics and stenciling. It was the most palatial residence in Newport from its completion in 1852 until the appearance of the Vanderbilt houses in the 1890s."
(This excerpt taken from Chateau-Sur-Mer website)