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Fort Popham State Historic Site

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Address: 10 Perkins Farm Ln, Phippsburg, ME 04562-4731
Phone Number: +1 207-389-1335
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 13:00
14:00 - 17:00

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A must see when in Phippsburg!

This old fort provides a fun adventure, a great beach, free entrance (but limited parking), and opportunities for fishing. The best part? It doesn't cost a nickel. If you only... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Trish W
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Saranac Lake, New York
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Saranac Lake, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This old fort provides a fun adventure, a great beach, free entrance (but limited parking), and opportunities for fishing. The best part? It doesn't cost a nickel. If you only have a couple of hours and don't want to pay the entrance fees for the State Park, this is an outstanding alternative!

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Essex, Vermont
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had no idea this historical site existed. Who knew such a fortress was built during the Civil War? We stumbled upon this site while seeking a beach to walk on. So, we got a double treat. Well worth the trip to see it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We had a meal up from the fort so as we were there we decided to have a look around. Unfortunately the fort was closed but we were able to get the jist of what it was from the outside and looking through the gates. When the tide is out you can walk along the rocks around the fort -... More 

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Liverpool, England
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

You can park here or walk round d the headland. Free to go in and has information boards dotted around. No rest facilities but cafe close by.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This place is so cool, the views, the area surrounding it, the activities going on all around you make the experience like being transported to another time. There is a small beach to the right of the fort and benches along a walkway that goes along the waterfront. This is a great place to fish or picnic, to do some... More 

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Garnerville, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Most of the Forts in Maine were built,but never used. Isn't that the idea? To be so fortified that we do not become attack! History buffs will enjoy this. Children have a safe area to run and play. Photographers will love taking photos of the ocean. And there is the beautiful State Park with a beach nearby. Bring your lunch... More 

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grafton, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

I was looking for a place to enjoy the sunset at the coast with my mother and young daughters and as Popham State Park was closing we continued on to this Fort historic site that the front desk person at the hotel had recommended. It was a nice surprise and we enjoyed it. My girls went running off through the... More 

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Torrington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We had visited the Desert of Maine and the tour guide had recommended that we stay at Spinneys Restaurant & Guest Houses the best beach you will ever see in Maine. We had lunch at Spinneys Restaurant and rented a room for the night. This place is right on the water. All the food is house made and was excellent.... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Exploring the in's and out's of this historic beautiful stone work fort is beyond comparison to any other oceanside opportunity - during any season that it is open. Most popular is of course summer - ample parking, but could fill up - if it does, go to Percy's for $10 and backtrack with good eats, and your own cooler or... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Visited in August with my three children. They all found it to be very exciting and intriguing. They loved the dark passages and exploring upstairs. It was fun because we were in the neighborhood, camping in Phippsburg, but I wouldn't go out of our way to visit this fort. We were there for no more than 1 hour as it... More 

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