Open: Year round during daylight hours. Every two years the JHS sponsors a Battery Day ceremony commemorating the soldiers who fought here.
Location. Off of Battery Lane in the southern section of the island.
History. The Conanicut Battery. Built by order of the R. I. General Assembly in 1776, the original fort was probably a simple, crescent-shaped earthwork designed to house and protect six to eight heavy cannon and their men. During their four-year occupation of Newport, the British rebuilt the earthworks in the shape seen today. Surrounded by a ditch and with bastions extended at each end, it was designed both to repel land attack and to house heavy cannon in defense of West Passage.