Tuesday, December 18, 2007
The Eisenhower House
The Eisenhower House is a charming victorian farm house at the top of the hill in Fort Adams State Park.
It in now one of my favorite venues for a tented event.
Here is the History of the House.
Eisenhower House is a historic late nineteenth-century home that served as the residence for the Commandant of Fort Adams. Newport architects George C. Mason and Son designed the house in 1873, and General Henry Jackson Hunt was the first in a long line of military officers to live here.
The most famous resident was President Dwight D. Eisenhower, for whom the house is named. President Eisenhower vacationed here during the late summer of 1958 and 1960. At first, the president was quartered at the Naval War College on Coasters Harbor Island. But golf was Ike’s passion, and given Eisenhower House’s location near the Newport Country Club golf course, this became the president’s Summer White House.
The United States Navy transferred Fort Adams and Eisenhower House to the State of Rhode Island in 1964 for use as a state park. Today Eisenhower House is a historic site listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the property is the scene of many public and social events.
A Newport Affaires Selling Points
1. A reasonable rental fee.
2. You can bring in any legitimate catering or tent company.
3. You’re the only wedding that day.
4. Your decorator and catering don’t have to wait
for the tours to finish be for they start working on your wedding.
5. Its has one of the best water view of Newport Harbor.
6. No porta potties needed to be rented for an event fewer than 200 people.
7. No problems with the town sound ordnance so
go for that big band!
8. Lots of parking.
Contact: Joan Kelley
1 Lincoln Drive
Fort Adams State Park
Newport, RI 02840
Posted by Nancy Swiezy at Tuesday, December 18, 2007