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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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Interesting history

Our tour guide was knowledgable and gave an interesting tour. The history about this place is something I had never heard of. It was worth the time and the cost, eight bucks for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Kennewick
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Our tour guide was knowledgable and gave an interesting tour. The history about this place is something I had never heard of. It was worth the time and the cost, eight bucks for seniors.

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New England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Old Fort Western is a Maine Land mark and is interesting to see. The exhibit can be seen in less than an hour. The best photo op is outside by the river especially in the fall. Its close by Augusta Seafood which offers one of the best lobster roll I have had in Maine.

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Tappahannock, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Had the privilege of an almost private tour with docent Roger who did a marvelous job of explaining the historical importance of the fort and its role in the colonization of Maine. Visited the corner blockhouse around the stockade and the main store house, looked over the register of trading transactions in pounds shillings and pence! Well worth an hour... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Love this old historical site! Would be a great spot for wedding photos or senior pics. All of the landmarks are clearly marked with plaques that explain in detail the significance

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Interesting and our guide obviously loved his subJect Told us lots of facts though not not with a lot of ummm. Only a cheap attraction so if you're in the area go for it

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Orland Park, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Most of the interesting aspects of this attraction are housed in the large building on the grounds. As I entered, I was greeted by a guide. The guide leads you through the history of the fort...and picks up and explains how various artifacts were used back in those times. It's obvious that the guides care about the facility. There was... More 

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Victoria BC
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39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I loved the interpreters dressed in period costume and really appreciated the amount of dedicated work that went into recreating the fort using original pieces and documents. It's clear that the team cares about its fort and protecting its history. I learned a lot about the region and its early settlers and growth. Highly recommend this gem!

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Augusta, Maine, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

great for families to learn history of Augusta and the Kennebec River. and a short walk to the old mill park. Where back in the day many of our residents worked for years. a short distance from there are is a street that was where many of the mill workers lived and walked to work. Some of them still have... More 

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Augusta, Maine, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

All about the early history of Augusta and the area. Very interesting and they have special events during the year that the kids would like. Very hands on and near a play ground on Augusta's East Side.

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Mt.vernon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Who would think that right here on the banks of the Kennebec sits an incredible piece of history in America. Fort western is the oldest existing fort from the war that made America- French and Indian war! It is an essential trip to those who cherish our country's history. Historical interpreters add to making history fun for each generation to... More 

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