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Our first trip here even though we’ve been coming to Maine for decades. This hidden gem is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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A great view of the harbor

A sea protection point used in various ways from late 1600's to 1868, when closed as obsolete... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Kittery Point, Kittery, ME
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first trip here even though we’ve been coming to Maine for decades. This hidden gem is a perfect picnic spot with incredible views of Whaleback and Portsmouth lighthouses. Gorgeous. We were lucky enough to watch a freighter be lead out to sea by a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A sea protection point used in various ways from late 1600's to 1868, when closed as obsolete. Good signage describes the history. Blockhouse is from 1840's, other buildings from 1810 and the walls never finished from 1864-68. A nice over view of the local sailing...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve been coming here for 40 years, and it’s always been a favorite stop for beautiful views of the coast, a reminder of the history in the area, and a great spot for a quite walk. If you haven’t stopped here, you should.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were driving in the area just looking for a view and found this little gem. It does have an honor system to pay when you enter and please do, local parks like this need the support. The history of this fort is interesting and...More

1  Thank bangorpaguy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a lovely piece of history with great views. Took quite a few pictures and videos if you want to check it out @kristinhaight

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A historical site with views-a-plenty. On a nice clear day, this fort's value as a lookout and defense post becomes clear.

Thank MedicalExec
Reviewed August 1, 2018

This is definitely worth a short visit. Some interesting historical information inside the building. Lincoln's Vice President Hannibal Hamlin was from Kittery Point and served here...while Vice President! There's a picnic table so you can eat lunch outside. Some reviews said this was free, but...More

3  Thank Robin L
Reviewed July 23, 2018

Looking for a quick trip or side tour to keep the kids entertained? If your kids are anything like mine, they just might love forts, history and the seacoast so what's not to like about a self guided tour of Fort McClary in Kittery Point...More

1  Thank meetwithpete
Reviewed July 17, 2018

Beautiful views out to the ocean, watched the boat traffic in and it of the river/ bay. Could see several lighthouses from that point. The fort itself was interesting to walk through and read about. That said, a very steep climb up a slope and...More

Thank Kelly H
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This is a must-visit site when in Kittery - drive away from the outlets and get to know the town of Kittery, the oldest town in the state. No matter what the weather - this is a great site to visit, picnic, and spend time...More

1  Thank jackhar
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Response from MenthiaC | Reviewed this property |
When we went there was no-one.
August 2, 2015|
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Response from thefitchboi | Reviewed this property |
Please disregard my previous answers to the swimming query about FT McClary/ I was the one who was wrong. It was simply because i had just spent the last two days at Fort Foster, and misread the question. Both Arlene and... More
Lisa G
July 15, 2015|
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