Fort Wetherill State Park in Graffiti by the Ocean
I took my first drive since the accident in February to visit Fort Wetherill State Park in Jamestown, a small island near Newport, RI. It was a beautiful May day but some fog was still around as you see in the pictures above.
It is an old artillery fort similar to Fort Adams in Newport but this one is abandoned with graffiti throughout the old fort. You can walk around the enclosed fence and find broken fence to get into the historical old forts throughout the 61 acre park.
This old military site dates back to the American Revolution. The fort was built to protect Newport from British attacks. During the revolution for a short time the French fleet occupied Jamestown.
Fort Wetherill is right off the Atlantic ocean and there are breathtaking ocean views atop this historic fort.
Do you have historic military forts near you?
(If you ever visit be sure to take along bug spray and don't go alone. The day I visited there was someone attacked - it may have been a fight but police were around to walk everyone out until they could find the person.)