fort hamilton barracks restoration

built in 1798-1800 to accommodate 300 men, the barracks were considered the finest in america at that time, consisting of nine bomb-proof chambers with 3-4 foot thick brick walls. during world wars i and ii the chambers were renovated to store explosives for the navy's torpedo factory.

our goal is to restore ft. hamilton’s unique, bombproof, barracks with windows, doors, chimneys, and fireplaces circa 1900. (phtoto right)

newport collaborative architects designed the restoratoration and  we are proceeding as funding and skilled volunteers become available. call 847-4242 for information on how to help.







rilf  |  p.o. box 1419, newport, ri 02840 |  401-847-4242  |  contact us  |  site map
fort hamilton barracks
stay at the lighthouse |  visit rose island  |  school programs |  get involved | learn about us | useful links  |  gift ideas  |  home