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Rich historical stories told by an expert storyteller

Roger, our guide, is a master storyteller who takes you on a journey from the pre-revolutionary... read more

Reviewed October 15, 2018
mccormid7
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Westford, Massachusetts
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Somewhat unknown Fort, but a fun and historic place to visit. Make sure you take the guided tour of... read more

Reviewed September 29, 2018
JonH652
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Fort Myers, Florida
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Home of the country's oldest wooden garrison building, built in 1754, Old Fort Western is a living history museum offering tours to groups and individuals, engaging hands-on activities and unique interactive experiences involving the history of the...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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16 Cony St, Augusta, ME 04330-5200
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

Roger, our guide, is a master storyteller who takes you on a journey from the pre-revolutionary period forward to the industrialization of Augusta, ME. He is a true historian, deep in the knowledge of everyday life for soldiers and civilians. His background includes manufacturing methods...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Somewhat unknown Fort, but a fun and historic place to visit. Make sure you take the guided tour of the fort - - it was an excellent tour. Otherwise it's just another fort.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

I love history and have visited several old forts in the region, and the tour of Fort Western was the best I've experienced! One of the neatest aspects of this fort is that most of it is original; a few replicas of boats and props...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 25, 2018

Well didn’t seem worth the $ so just walked around it. Might be cool but seems most/all of it was recreated so we thought maybe it was a bit more of tourist trap. Maybe we were wrong. Took a few photos and headed on our...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Linda N, Manager at Fort Western, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

Thank you for visiting the fort. Sorry, you missed out on a great tour! The one thing Fort Western is not, is a tourist trap. It represents nearly three hundred years of Maine and New England History. The main garrison is original to 1754. In...More

Reviewed August 21, 2018

Glorious old fort overlooking the Kennebec River. Had a great guided tour about the history of settling Maine. Lots of interesting artifacts.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

We were very glad they were open on Sunday! The fort itself was very cool and full of amazing things. Our guide was very wordy and couldn't keep the attention of my kids with the long tangents of the history of Fort Western.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Our family visited Old Fort Western on this summer’s 5 day mini vacation to Maine. We traveled to different parts of Maine and Old Fort Western was truly a highlight. Missy was our tour guide. She was very engaging and knowledgeable. My 8 year old...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

We love things like this. Our guide was passionate and was well informed. Its great to see these forts being popular with schools groups also.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank geminiaspect
Linda N, Public Relations Manager at Fort Western, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

Thank you for your comments. Fort Western's missions is to "Preserve, Protect and Interpret" this National Landmark fort, store, house & tenement. Educational program is of major importance to us and nearly all membership, admissions and program fees go back into our educational program.

Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I learned a great deal. Our guide was very knowledgeable and enjoyed sharing it. We loved it!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

It's a refurbishment of the early establishment with root in the mid-18th century and through the War of Independence, including a part in Benedict Arnold's campaign toward the north. A good feeling of that age and its technologies and ways of living. Historical background that...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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lilacs_13
May 28, 2017|
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Open for tours 10-4 Friday through Monday in June. In July and August daily 10-4. September through Columbus Day 10-4 Friday though Monday. The last tour of the day will be at 3:30.
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Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day: 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Weekdays) CLOSED TUESDAYS 11:00a.m. to 4:00p.m (Weekends) Labor Day to Columbus Day: 11:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Weekends only)
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