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“biking” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fort Popham State Historic Site

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, Cultural
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Berwick, Maine
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“biking”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

this fort was very cool, it is huge 2 stories got lots of plaques telling the history, parking is very limited at the fort, if you are on a motorcycle you can squeeze in.

Visited July 2013
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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“Best kept secret-Morse Mountain trail”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Instead of taking the road directly to the fort/Popham beach....consider taking the Morse Mountain trail instead. This is the best kept secret in this area. Park in a small lot (no charge) and hike 2 easy miles to the beach. The beach is very close to Popham-you can see it/walk to it. But, there is almost no one there. You can find a spot and make it your own personal private beach. It is clean and beautiful. One downside, it has no bathrooms. So, if you go for the day you will need to take a large can/bottle and tent to take care of urgent needs :) Loved this area and would go back every day if I could.

Visited August 2013
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NH
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“Worth the drive!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

It was FREE, parking, beautiful beach adjacent. A wonderful alternative to the crowds at Popham State Park. Bring your fishing rods, beach chairs, kites...pack a lunch.

Visited July 2013
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“Interesting place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

This fort is fun to visit. You can walk around the fort and climb the tower. There is not much else to do although there is a beach within the same area.

Visited May 2013
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“Interesting Historical Site”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

Both Popham State Park and the adjacent sites at the early Popham settlement and Fort Baldwin are well worth your time. Fort Popham is well preserved and you can walk around the gun battery foundations at Fort Baldwin, though neither has much in the way of informational signage. There's a brief history of the Popham settlement, but no artifacts on display.

Visited May 2013
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