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“An interesting earthenworks fort!” 4 of 5 stars
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Fort George State Park
Battle Avenue, Castine, ME
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Ranked #8 of 10 Attractions in Castine
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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Owner description: Originally known as Fort Penobscot, Fort George was the last post surrendered by the British at the end of the Revolutionary War.
Bedford, New Hampshire
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“An interesting earthenworks fort!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

The remnants of an earthen works fort built by the British in the late 1700s to defend Castine against the US. It sits on the highest point in Castine. One building remains (or the foundation of it), giving some insight into what the structures looked like. It is much larger than Fort Madison. There is also the remains of a underground tunnel that I presume the British used to sneak in and out of the fort unnoticed. What I didn't see was an artists rendition of what the fort looked like in it's heyday, so I had a little trouble picturing things as they would'be been back then. My husband tells me there are renditions, so look one up on the web before you visit for a better idea. It was still an interesting place to visit.

Visited July 2012
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