Miantonomi Tower will be open today Friday November 11th from 12:30-3pm in observance of Veterans Day, allowing visitors to climb to the highest point on Aquidneck Island. In addition, patrons are encouraged to explore the trails, wildlife and historic sites in Newport’s largest park.
Established as a World War One memorial park, Miantonomi Park includes Miantonomi Hill, the highest point in Newport. The Hill, once the seat of power for the Narragansett Indians, has housed colonial beacons, revolutionary war fortifications, and finally, a 1929 memorial tower designed by Meade, McKim and White. With the assistance of the Aquidneck Island Land Trust, Sunset Hill has been added to the park with its revolutionary war earthen redoubt.