Fort Adams

Fort Adams in Newport, Rhode Island

Fort Adams is a historic Army post in Newport, Rhode Island. It was first established on July 4, 1799, during the First System of Coastal Fortifications. The name “Fort Adams” was given to honor President John Adams who was in office when the fort was first built. All of the original fort was destroyed in […]

Fort Adams Advanced Redoubt

Fort Adams Advanced Redoubt on Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island

The Fort Adams Advanced Redoubt is a unique abandoned location at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island. The Fort Adams Advanced Redoubt was built during the Third System of Coastal Forts. The Third System began following the War of 1812 when the US sought to increase its coastal defenses. Fort Adams was the […]

Battery Greene-Edgerton

Battery Greene-Edgerton on Fort Adams in Newport, Rhode Island

Battery Greene-Edgerton is a reinforced concrete coastal gun battery on Fort Adams in Newport, Rhode Island. The battery was built during the Endicott Period when the United States sought to increase its coastal defenses in case of a war. In order to boost the Harbor Defenses of Newport, Battery Greene-Edgerton was established. Construction on this […]

Battery Belton

Battery Belton on Fort Adams in Newport, Rhode Island

Battery Belton is a reinforced concrete coastal gun battery located on Fort Adams in Newport, Rhode Island. The battery was built during the Endicott Period when the United States sought to increase its coastal defenses in case of potential attacks. The Endicott Period lasted from around 1890 to 1910 and Newport Harbor was a key […]

Battery Reilly

Battery Reilly on Fort Adams in Newport, Rhode Island

Battery Reilly is a reinforced concrete coastal gun battery located on Fort Adams in Newport, Rhode Island. The battery was built during the Endicott Period when the United States sought to increase its coastal defenses in case of a potential attack. Newport Harbor was a key place to protect, hence the establishment of Battery Reilly. […]

Battery Talbot

Battery Talbot on Fort Adams in Newport, Rhode Island

Battery Talbot is a reinforced concrete coastal gun battery on Fort Adams in Newport, Rhode Island. The battery was built during the Endicott Period when the United States sought to increase its coastal defenses in case of a war. Newport Harbor was a key place to protect, hence the establishment of Battery Talbot. Construction on […]

Battery Bankhead

Battery Bankhead on Fort Adams in Newport, Rhode Island

Battery Bankhead is a reinforced concrete coastal gun battery on Fort Adams in Newport, Rhode Island. The battery was built during the Endicott Period when the United States sought to increase its coastal defenses in case of a war. Many of the structures built during the Endicott Period were completed between 1890 and 1910. Construction […]

The Shunned House

The Shunned House in Providence, Rhode Island

The Shunned House in Providence, Rhode Island is a fascinating home that had a book written about it by H. P. Lovecraft.

The Arcade Providence

The Arcade Providence in Providence, Rhode Island

The Arcade Providence in Providence, Rhode Island is a beautiful and historic structure that’s been serving the city since it opened in 1828.

Newport Harbor Lighthouse

Newport Harbor Lighthouse on Goat Island in Newport, Rhode Island

Newport Harbor Lighthouse, also known as Goat Island Light, was constructed in 1842 at the tip of Goat Island in Newport, Rhode Island. Goat Island’s initial lighthouse was built in 1823–1824, but it was later moved to Prudence Island in 1851, where it is still standing as the Prudence Island Light. Because the former light […]