For our Sunday feature, we’d like to introduce two amazing things: Our friend, Callie, who showed us all around Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island last week. And the Eisenhower house, where we posed together, because two dogs in front of a historic building are double the fun.
Built in 1873, the historic Eisenhower House in Newport, Rhode Island, was once the summer White House of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
George C. Mason and Son built the gorgeous home with views of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. It’s first resident was General Henry Jackson. Eisenhower summered here in 1958 and 1960. Initially, the Presidents was living at the Naval War College on Coasters Harbor Island. But his penchant for golf drew him here, since it was close to the Newport Country Club.
The mansion was acquired by the state of Rhode Island in the 1960s, and became a part of Fort Adams State Park after the U.S. Navy transferred the fort to the state in 1964. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
It is now used for weddings and other events.