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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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Savery, Wyoming
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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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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304 reviews 304 reviews
47 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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18 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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100 helpful votes 100 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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67 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 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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