Fort Adams – “Fortification Mission Changes: Historic Landmark Holds Steadfast”

Unlike other forms of artistic expressions, architecture is best understood and enjoyed through use. Sometimes a work of architecture is used in very different ways over time. FortAdams is one such structure. The enormous 6 acre enclosed “parade”, once designed to hold the troops and armaments that would repel hostile forces, has now become home to a series of arts performances including the Dunkin Donuts Folk Festival (August 4-5) and JVC Jazz Festival (Aug 11-12) that attract visitors from around the country and around the world to Newport. More