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Fort Popham State Historic Site

10 Perkins Farm Ln, Phippsburg, ME 04562-4731
+1 207-389-1335
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Worth a look if you're around there...

We had a meal up from the fort so as we were there we decided to have a look around. Unfortunately... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2016
via mobile

You can park here or walk round d the headland. Free to go in and has information boards dotted... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2016
Liverpool, England
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10 Perkins Farm Ln, Phippsburg, ME 04562-4731
+1 207-389-1335
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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....More

Thank Wishinguwerehere
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.

Thank Childwall56
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...More

Thank 22Destep
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...More

Thank Joy E
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...More

1  Thank john l
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...More

1  Thank lighthouse636
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,...More

Thank FTNSAmie
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...More

Thank Sara R
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Unlike a lot of historic sites, you get to experience this one up close and personal. You can see the tracks worn into the stone from the wheels of the large cannons (from practice; the fort was never in a battle). You can see how...More

1  Thank Eric B
Reviewed 5 August 2016

This fort has a second story that is accessed via a stairway and takes you to a series of small windows that give a nice view of Popham Beach and of Georgetown on the other side of the water.

Thank VermontTeacher44
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Drew H
9 May 2017|
Response from FJDriver | Reviewed this property |
By all means. This park is at the end of the road, so park near by, and walk to wherever you feel would be a good night-time shot of the fort. Some fascinating history with this place.
Kathryn A
25 August 2016|
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Response from VermontTeacher44 | Reviewed this property |
There is no fee to enter the fort or for the parking lot.
21 May 2016|
Response from syracusedivercity | Reviewed this property |
Phippsburg is further south- it is a finger into the Atlantic just below Bath(Bath Iron Works; Maine Maritime Museum). If you are travelling from Portland, it takes about an hour to get here. Travel time from the above would... More