Reading ahead a little bit and paying attention to the on-site interpretive signs can help in appreciating this site, which has been listed as a National Historic Site. The fort was built in 1817 out of boulders in the shape of an irregular octagon, and was dismantled in 1864. The remains of the walls are still visible, though overgrown. There is a short interpretive trail around the outside wall of the ruins. From what I have read, an archaeological field survey has been done at the site, but there has been no excavation. If you have an interest in history, and you go understanding that you are not going to a fully-restored, well-interpreted site, it is worth a stop. Others would probably find little to interest them here.
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