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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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Pretty cool for a short visit

We were directed here by a local in Bath and it was worth the drive out. Interesting structure... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2015
Kansas City, Missouri
Impressive structure!

We explored the old fort on Labor Day weekend. we really enjoyed exploring the yard, reading the... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2015
Bangor, Maine
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10 Perkins Farm Ln, Phippsburg, ME 04562-4731
+1 207-389-1335
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Reviewed 20 October 2015

We were directed here by a local in Bath and it was worth the drive out. Interesting structure with cool history. It is located on a pretty spot where the Kennebec River dumps into the ocean. Great beach nearby.

Thank honase
Reviewed 1 October 2015

We explored the old fort on Labor Day weekend. we really enjoyed exploring the yard, reading the historical information, and marveling at the way the stones were set to support each other. Sitting right on the beach, we were able to take a long walk...More

1  Thank aaronmhuotari
Reviewed 27 September 2015

Interesting walk round a fort which the state of Maine hopes to restore. There are lots of information boards explaining the historical significance of Fort Popham which must have been a very imposing sight when it was fully equipped with 2 decks of cannon. There...More

Thank sandylindsay
Reviewed 25 September 2015

Fort Popham is excellent place to visit there is two levels that you can actually go through, there is information printed in different areas of the fort to tell you about the fort. There is places to eat or drink close by, there is no...More

Thank huntrer57
Reviewed 25 September 2015

While this fort has no tour guides it does have an extensive array of explanatory panels that give the history. It is a great example of how they built forts during the Civil War and gives a better understanding of how they worked. I had...More

Thank thebookgal
Reviewed 19 September 2015

If you are a Civil War buff or just think forts and castles are cool, the gray granite shell of Fort Popham makes for a good visit. There is limited parking, but there were few cars on the foggy July Sunday we visited, and picnic...More

1  Thank EdgarCosset
Reviewed 19 September 2015

I have an 8 year old grandson that wished this was in his backyard! He loved exploring this Fort. Glad we stopped!

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Interesting fort from the Civil War era that you can poke around in... doesn't take very long to walk through but it's still a cool place to stop when in the area and read a little of the history of the fort. There's a small...More

Thank Lauralanglois
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Pretty neat fort. Didn't take a ton of time to visit/tour. Pretty cool how they built and structured the fort.

Thank Nicholson18
Reviewed 3 September 2015

If you like old fort ruins, this is the place. It is interesting and has information boards with the history. The only thing I might add is that it is a bit out of the way to go see. It has picnic area and a...More

Thank Sandy D
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Drew H
Can you visit the fort at night? I would like to get some dark sky images while using the fort as a foreground.
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
Is there a fee?
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.
how far is phippsburg, prospect and pembroke from acadia?
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