All are invited to climb the Miantonomi Park Tower on Monday, November 11th from 1 – 3 p.m. The tradition of opening the tower recognizes the historical significance of the stone structure as a memorial to the Veterans of World War I.
Completed in 1929, the 100-foot stone tower was designed by William Kendall of the renowned architectural firm McKim, Mead & White.The Park and Tower were set aside as a memorial to service members from Newport who died in World War I. The Park is also on the National Register of Historic Places due to its history as a seat of power of the Narragansett Indians and its use as a lookout and military stronghold by Revolutionary War forces, both British and Colonial.
Adults and families are welcome but children must be accompanied by an adult. The interior stone steps, lead to a narrow metal staircase that ascends to the top observation deck. Located on the highest point in Newport, views of Providence and Block Island are common on clear days.