Newport residents, visitors can climb Miantonomi Park Tower on Memorial Day

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Miantonomi Park Tower in Newport. (Rhode Island Land Trust Council)

NEWPORT, R.I. (WLNE) — Miantonomi Park Tower in Newport will open for visitors on Monday, May 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in observance of Memorial Day.

The event is organized by the city, Miantonomi Park Commission, and the Aquidneck Land Trust and aims to recognize the historical significance of the tower 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 and White and stands atop one of the highest points in Newport,” Newport Communications Officer Tom Shevlin said. “Views of Providence and Block Island are common on clear days.”

All visitors are welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult.

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