The Fort Barton Site is the site of an historic American Revolutionary War fort, now located in a public park at Lawton and Highland Avenues in Tiverton, Rhode Island. All that remains of the fort are its earthworks, a roughly oblong structure about 150ft long and 100ft deep. The site was a defensive post overlooking the main ferry crossing between Tiverton and Aquidneck Island, which was under British control at the time of its construction in 1777. The ferry was used as a launching position for American forces during the Battle of Rhode Island in August 1778. The site was named after Lt. Col. William Barton who successfully captured the British General Prescott during a midnight raid on the British headquarters at Prescott Farm in what is now Portsmouth.PutFort Barton into our Tiverton online road trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Fort Barton was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
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By the Tiverton Town Hall. One entrance to the Redoubt, the viewing platform and the Red Loop (with its ups and downs) up a sort of steep ramp. Green Loop entrance 100 yards or so west and less... more »
This beautiful spot is well maintained and signage is also well marked. This isn’t a simple walk though. It is hilly for RI, and lots of roots and rocks. Were good shoes. more »
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