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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Orland Park, Illinois
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Orland Park, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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Downeast Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is a great place for history buffs - this real fort is very well preserved and the displays offer a lot of great history - well worth a visit.

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Winthrop, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 20 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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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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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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Address: 16 Cony Street, Augusta, ME
Phone Number: 207-626-2385
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Augusta

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