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Newport, Rhode Island: John Adams Fort Bust

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Fort Adams State Park

Address:
80 Fort Adams Drive, Newport, RI
Directions:
Outdoors, but within the enclosed yard of Fort Adams, on the northeast side.
Hours:
Daily 8-4. Gated after hours. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
401-847-2400
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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.

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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]
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