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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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neat place

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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western NY
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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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14 attraction reviews
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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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Turner Maine
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The history behind this fort we found in the bathroom reader, which was very interesting that the Fort was abandonded and could have made a huge mark in history (look it up! to long to explain) so knowing the history it was neat to go and talk about it to the kids. Very cool to see and walk around but... More 

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Dresden, Maine
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Fort Popham is a nice, old, civil war fort that protected the mouth of the Kennebec River, and the cities of Bath (historic City of Ships) and that State Capitol of Augusta. The fort is an impressive relic of the past and it's free to the public. Great place for a picnic on the parade grounds or right around the... More 

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Connecticut
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47 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Interesting for a half hour visit if you are going to Popham Beach. Nice views of the mouth of the Kennebec River and interesting history. Although we didn't eat there we heard that Spinney's is good for real Maine seafood and Percy's Store is good for supplies, lunches and breakfasts.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

What an amazing place for some kids to explore, just as exciting for adults who appreciate architecture. We spent a 1/2 hour here and the teen girls loved it. It was an overcast & foggy day - maybe even better because of it, as it made it mysterious. Don't forget bug spray.

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