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Fort Popham State Historic Site

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Address: 10 Perkins Farm Land, Phippsburg, ME 04562
Phone Number: 207-389-1335
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Surprisingly interesting visit

The river mouth view is impressive. The explanation boards are interesting, especially regarding the steps and manpower required to operate a cannon.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The river mouth view is impressive. The explanation boards are interesting, especially regarding the steps and manpower required to operate a cannon.

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Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

At the time we were there, the small scale and remoteness made this place more charming. If you are looking for anything more than local, go to the traditional resorts at Bar Harbor, etc.

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Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Fort Popham is a great place to visit with beautiful views of the water and plenty of fort to explore.

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Winthrop
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Real cool fort. This fort was never completed and still has some cannons. You can climb to second floor but not the top. It was free when I was there

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western NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

It was great. Lots of history makes you sit and wonder what it was like back in the day. I am sure that there was a whole lot more action there then, then when we were there. The Fort is really awesome. The kids loved the lookout tower.

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Burlington, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Neat old fort on the shores. A must see if you're in the area, and of course, then you can go to Spinney's for some seafood--right next door.

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Oakland, Maine, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

during the winter months the fort is closed because for safety reasons-- icy conditions...but the grounds are great for walking around and continuing on to Popham Beach....

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A pretty well kept historic landmark next to a lovely beach for a couple hours of exploring. There are some interactive history quizzes and lessons inside the fort which were fun to do with friends and we all learned something. The view out to the bay is lovely from the old cannon openings. This seems to be a popular spot... More 

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Mattituck, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Nothing fancy when it comes to old Forts but it is an interesting glimpse at Maine's Civil War history. There are no guided tours but you are free to tour the Ft. and read many of the signs and posters. They give you a good flavor of the life and times during the Civil War years. The area is very... More 

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Savery, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

There isn't a ton of information provided about old Fort Popham, but it's a neat place to hike along the Kennebec and all the way to Popham Beach. It's a wonderful place to walk your dog or ride your horse, and in the off-season, it's quiet with loads of shellfish and sea birds in the area. Absolutely one of the... More 

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Additional Information about Fort Popham State Historic Site

Address: Address: 10 Perkins Farm Land, Phippsburg, ME 04562
Phone Number: 207-389-1335
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Phippsburg
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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