Monday, May 27, 2013

Organization of the Week: Fort Adams Trust

Every Monday, I highlight a non-profit related to history or the arts, a historical society, preservation group or friends group whose main objective is to promote the historical and artistic history of New Jersey.

This week, I am featuring the Fort Adams Trust. Formed in 1994, the Fort Adams Trust maintains historic Fort Adams in Newport, Rhode Island. The mission of the Fort Adams Trust is to protect and promote the historic places and public spaces at the gateway to Narragansett Bay and Newport. This includes directing and supporting the stabilization, maintenance, and operation of Fort Adams as a public historic site. This site, once over 130 acres, requires a staff of volunteers to act as tour guides, maintain the grounds, and lead restoration efforts.

Geo-caching, team building, and a new 436 foot zip line, as well as guided and self-guided tours, are just a few of the new ways visitors can experience the Fort. The Fort Adams Trust is rapidly turning Fort Adams into Newport, Rhode Island’s Adventure Learning Destination. Throughout the year, the Trust hosts various events, such as a Civil War Weekend in the spring and a Halloween-themed event in the fall, complete with ghost tours.

The Fort Adams Trust relies on memberships, fundraising, and countless volunteers to continue its mission. For more information on programs, special events, and exhibits hosted by the Fort Adams Trust or to become a member or volunteer, please call 401-841-0707 or visit

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