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Fort Popham State Historic Site

10 Perkins Farm Land, Phippsburg, ME 04562
207-389-1335
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Ranked #3 of 6 attractions in Phippsburg
Type: Historic Sites
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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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Lewiston, Maine
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Great beach nice walk to the popham fort. Cool things to look at. Nice hike and walk on the beach! Beautful

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Hartford, Connecticut
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

What the kids loved about this place was that you could run around, climb the stairs and basically check out the whole thing.

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Chciago
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260 reviews 260 reviews
70 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

As noted, an old historic fort site that was never completed, but still retains a wonderful amount of structure that you can investigate. Parking at the site is VERY limited, so know this before you go. It is free to visit and you spend about an hour here. Make sure to visit the nearby beach area on a nice day.... More

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This is a very old and historic fort. It was pretty weird going into all the chambers but it is amazing how well built this fort is.

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Potsdam, New York
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277 reviews 277 reviews
66 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We visited here on a beautiful day and enjoyed poking around the walls and batteries, with views up and down the Kennebec river into the Penobscot Bay. Then we walked the beach for over 3 miles, as tide was moving out, and we walked all the way around the point and down the entire beach area of the PB State... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

If one is going to visit Fort Popham they also need to take Fort Baldwin Road and a short hike to Fort Baldwin. Both worked together in World War I. They are both 100+ years old and show it, but that allows you to imagine what it was like in your own way.

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Meredith, New Hampshire
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16 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Very interesting and historical, but neither fort (Fort Baldwin is up the road and then a small hike through the woods) is safe for young children. Please hold on to them tightly. There are no signs warning of danger, not rails on the crumbling staircases, no rails or guards by very steep drop offs. We were there in August, at... More

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Morristown, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

I wouldn't go out of my way just for this but in combination with a meal at Spinney's and then going to the beach it's great. I wouldn't block more than an hour for this. The kids had fun climbing up the steps and looking out all of the windows. There are some great spots for family or kiddie pics... More

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Maine
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

About a mile or so from Popham Beach State Park. Allow half an hour to walk around. No displays, but there are signs describing the use, architecture, and how to shoot a cannon.

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