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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
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This was an interesting fort...never completed, never fought at. An uphill walk gets you there. There is no charge so it is worth a look. Bring bug spray because there are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This was an interesting fort...never completed, never fought at. An uphill walk gets you there. There is no charge so it is worth a look. Bring bug spray because there are Mosquitos!

Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

It was a nice day and the parking was mobbed. Parking was limited (so get there early if it is a warm summer day). We had a nice walk on the beach. Popham Colony (in Phippsburg) was founded a few months after Jamestown in 1607. Unfortunately it only lasted less than a year. There is no fee for the fort... More 

Maine
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39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Once you tour the entire fort, which doesn't really take that long, the kids get bored. There really isn't much to see here, but the fort does have some great views of the ocean.

Marblehead, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Neat place to spend some time. This fort is huge and right on a beach with restraint and store. Free parking get there early and spend the day.

Plainville,Ma
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This was our second attempt to visit this fort. The parking is very limited but the sights you get to see was well worth the wait. Stair cases the lead to dead ends, pitch black rooms to explore.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We had dinner at Spinney's and then went for a walk to the fort. It is open to just walk through and the kids had fun running all over the place and checking out it's nooks and crannies. There did not seem to be any kind of tour to do.

West Buxton, Maine
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

For a nice sample of Maine coast and history, Fort Popham is a neat place. Parking is limited and hard to find, but worth it. You can explore the fort, watch lobster boats coming and going or sit on the rocks or sandy beach to enjoy the ocean. Bring a picnic lunch and you have a great afternoon of fun

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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.

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.

Vermont
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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