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Fort Popham State Historic Site

Address: 10 Perkins Farm Land, Phippsburg, ME 04562
Phone Number: 207-389-1335
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Ranked #3 of 6 Attractions in Phippsburg
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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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
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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6 helpful votes 6 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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324 reviews 324 reviews
46 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 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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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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Lewiston, Maine
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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76 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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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