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
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.