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Address: 16 Cony Street, Augusta, ME
Phone Number: 207-626-2385
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Description: Home of the country's oldest wooden garrison building, built in 1754, Old...
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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Situated on the river this is said to be the oldest wooden fort still standing. We had an excellent guide who took us around the fort and through the buildings explaining the use... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2014
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Winthrop, Maine
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45 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

There are not many old forts that are exciting, and this is no exception. However, the history is there, the people are happily there to explain what happened, and they are historically proud. Patience is rewarded with the accuracy of the presentations.

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Olympia, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Great glimpse into the inner workings of a supply fort and then the privatization of the structure to become a store for previously unplanned for European settlements. A great amount of detail and research along with period costumes and craft exhibits have gone into this fort museum.

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Yonkers, New York
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We had a wonderful tour given by Judy. She was so interesting & very knowledgable. There are some big steps to get up if anyone has trouble with steps.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

As you walk into the front gate of the fort you are greeted by fantastic people dressed in period costume. We had the pleasure of having Judy take us for a tour. She is a retired teachers teacher and right now people of more than just the fort and its surroundings. We had the pleasure of being there on a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is the original building erected in 1754 as a fortified storehouse. Guided tours of the site show the local military history in the larger context of the French and Indian War which was fought on all 5 continents.

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Augusta, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Oldest wooden fort in the country still standing. In changing uses through the 1920s as a tenement house. Excellent interpreters, with live 1700s period demonstrations.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Situated on the river this is said to be the oldest wooden fort still standing. We had an excellent guide who took us around the fort and through the buildings explaining the use of all. This is more a supply depot than a fort and the stories of the people involved using it for their own means is very interesting.... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

the only surviving wooden fort in the U.S., located at the river banks overlooking the bridge with beautiful fall colors, enjoyable walk while learning a lot about it.

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Midlothian, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We had to wait because it was the weekend. The staff were accommodating enough. It was worth the visit.

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Douglas, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

enjoyed our tour of Old Fort Western on a rainy day!. We were hesitant at first due to the rain, but found out that a good bit of the tour is inside. Our guide was in correct period clothes and was very knowledgeable about the fort and the people that were affiliated with it.

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Address: Address: 16 Cony Street, Augusta, ME
Phone Number: 207-626-2385
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Augusta

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