Newport, Rhode Island: John Adams Fort Bust Team Field Report

Fort Adams State Park

Lincoln Dr., Newport, RI
Save to My Sights
John Adams Fort Bust

The coastal fort that defended Narragansett Bay from English privateers and French pirates was named in honor of then-President John Adams on July 4, 1799. Report... [11/20/2011]

Visitor Tips and News About John Adams Fort Bust

Reports and tips from visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Lonely Head of John Adams

I talked to some employees at the cemetery. I was told that the head is in storage, as the park is planning on rebuilding the pedestal (It was crumbling and a danger to people). They had no idea when it will be completed.

[Alex B., 07/05/2016]
Lonely Head of John Adams

Unfortunately, John Adams' head is lonely no more: it's gone from its brick pedestal. And the pedestal is gone too.! I have reached out to Fort Adams to find out its fate and whether or not it has found another home. No response as of yet.

[Kurt Deion, 05/24/2016]
Roadside Presidents
Roadside Presidents App for iPhone. Find this attraction and more: museums, birthplaces, graves of the Chief Execs, first ladies, pets, assassins and wannabes. Prez bios and oddball trivia. Available on the App Store.

Nearby Offbeat Places

The Feet and the WaveThe Feet and the Wave, Newport, RI - 2 mi.
Bronze Organ Grinder and MonkeyBronze Organ Grinder and Monkey, Newport, RI - 2 mi.
Dark Shadows Collinswood MansionDark Shadows Collinswood Mansion, Newport, RI - 2 mi.
In the region:
Mass Grave of Pirate Massacre, Block Island, RI - 24 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

September 21, 2020

My Sights

My Sights

Create Your Own Bizarre Road Trips!

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

Rhode Island Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Hat n' Boots, Seattle, Washington (Sep 21-27, 2020)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from Subscribe now! Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Nearby Hotels: Newport, Rhode Island

Nightly rates found:

Hotels Near...

Book Now