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Old Fort Western

16 Cony Street, Augusta, ME 04330-5200
+1 207-626-2385
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A great local Gem

A great place to visit for both adults and children. They have people dressed in the time period... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wonderful piece of history

The guides are in costume and walk you through the different sections, very open to answering... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Home of the country's oldest wooden garrison building, built in 1754, Old Fort Western is a living history museum offering tours to groups and individuals, engaging hands-on activities and unique interactive experiences involving the history of the Kennebec Valley and New England during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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16 Cony Street, Augusta, ME 04330-5200
+1 207-626-2385
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to visit for both adults and children. They have people dressed in the time period and they answer your questions as if they where in the time.

Thank PinetreeMaine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guides are in costume and walk you through the different sections, very open to answering questions and pointing out the unique historical items. Very interesting experience, awesome seeing some of the original items from the fort's history. Some things are replicas, of course, but...More

Thank Seren1tea
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful tour and learned a lot about the fort during colonial times as well as later. I recommend visiting the Maine State Museum first, as it provides an overview of area history. Our tour guide was entertaining and educational. She has a...More

Thank Jean_on_a_beach
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This gem is under appreciated. We were led by a guide named " Missy". She was knowledgaeable and enthusiastic. This is run by the City of Augusta, Maine but deserves to be in the National Park Service. Originally an English garrison of the French and...More

2  Thank Dan S
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Great place for history buffs, and history-buffs-in-the-making. Our tour of this mid-1700s fort was informative and quite a bit of fun. It brought us through local history from the time when the site was a Native American trading post, through the French and Indian War,...More

Thank TheBigSuitcase
Reviewed 13 May 2017

This place is for history buffs that are into what happened over two hundred years ago in Augusta Maine. The upkeep is reasonable. It does give you a picture of how things used to be.

Thank WorldTravelOne
Reviewed 12 April 2017

It was round-about to find this fort (even with GPS). But, the views on the river are beautiful. And, the fort has a nice history. The tour was inexpensive, but informative. I would recommend it for kids and adults.

Thank Linda O
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Got to share a field trip with my children. We had re-enactors throughout all the buildings. Not sure if they are available at all times this museum is open. Children were able to take [art in some activities. Very enjoyable.

Thank oceanpackrat
Reviewed 4 March 2017

one of the oldest forts along with fort Halifax for traders,Indians, must see when in area, explains Benedict Arnold expedition to canada

Thank 59Lighthouse
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I went as a child and still remember ! Great place to learn and experience history. Hands on and made fun. One of my favorite fielf trips. Staff is friendly and very infomrative. Highly reccomend !

Thank Kortney1234
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28 May 2017|
Response from Cathy C |
Open for tours 10-4 Friday through Monday in June. In July and August daily 10-4. September through Columbus Day 10-4 Friday though Monday. The last tour of the day will be at 3:30.
22 May 2015|
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Response from Patricia S |
For walk-in visits: Members:Old Fort Western | Augusta Maine | 1754 National Historic Landmark FortFREE Adults:Old Fort Western | Augusta Maine | 1754 National Historic Landmark Fort$10.00 per person Seniors/Veterans:Old... More