Fort Adams Awarded 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

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Fort Adams has been recognized as a top performing tourist destination and event venue for 2014 as reviewed by travelers on the world’s largest travel website, TripAdvisor. Tourists and residents of Newport, RI viewed Fort Adams very favorably as both an adventure learning destination and event venue.

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Giving you excellent experiences is what we’re all about.

Fort Adams has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award for 2014. The accolade, honoring hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments consistently achieving outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Certificate of Excellence winners are located worldwide and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website.

Executive Director of Fort Adams Trust, Richard Nagele, talked about the award, “Our team was thrilled to learn about winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Giving you an outstanding visitor experience is what our entire team is focused on. We’d like to thank all of our guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor.” Adds Cara Wortley, Digital Marketing & Events Assistant, “There is no greater seal of approval than being recognized by your customers, especially those from the Newport community.”

Fort Adams State Park is perfect destination for both area residents and visitors. Cara continues, “With a variety of events, festivals, and concerts, you can visit Fort Adams a lot, expect a unique experience each and every time. You can also learn about history, architecture and engineering by taking guided and self-guided tours. Stop by and experience a special view of the inside of the walls.”

The entertainment has been amped this summer. ‘Newport Rocks the Fort Sundown Thursdays’ gives Newporters and guests a great reason to cross the harbor and visit the historic fortress. Starting Thursday June 19 local performers have the stage. This series will come complete with food, beverages and fun. Proceeds from all concerts support the restoration of historic Fort Adams.

‘Newport Rocks the Fort Sundown Thursdays’ are free concerts set on the Fort’s North lawn. Starting at 6:00 PM and ending shortly after the sunset, talented musicians and other performers from Newport and beyond will share their talent. Tom C. Erb, Newport City Limits event producer notes, “The entertainment will include solo acts, bands, comedians and more. We've got tremendous talent in Newport, and this is such a great stage on which to perform.”

‘Newport Rocks the Fort - Sundown Thursdays’ are scheduled for June 19th, 26th, July 3rd, 10th, 17th, August 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th and September 4th.

On Sunday June 29, visit the Fort and experience a waterfront classic rock music event. Seven bands, six hours, and all the fun and sun that make this Newport’s best time of year. For more information, check out Headlining this summer music event is John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band. This award winning band is being backed up by Hey Nineteen, a Steely Dan Tribute and Eagles tribute band ‘Another Tequila Sunrise.’

Nagele repeats, “Giving you excellent experiences is what we’re all about. We hope you’ll come and see us soon."

About Fort Adams

Fort Adams is the largest, most complex coastal fortress in North America, and a National Historic Landmark. The Fort, often considered the NASA of its day, is where America learned how to build sophisticated military systems. Today the Fort is open for tours, site rentals for events, and is rapidly becoming Newport’s Adventure Learning Destination.

About the Fort Adams Trust

The Fort Adams Trust is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit responsible for preserving, programming, and promoting the National Historic Landmarks in Fort Adams State Park, Newport, Rhode Island. Over 100,000 people tour the Fort and attend events in the Park annually.

About TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching nearly 260 million unique monthly visitors**, and more than 150 million reviews and opinions covering more than 4 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 39 countries worldwide, including China under TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.

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