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A Surprisingly Beautiful and Fun Place to Visit

My wife and I had been to Fort Foster before. But this time we brought our son, his wife, and our... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
John R
Tucson, Arizona
Historic Hints

We had a beautiful day to walk into the fort area. The gates were closed but there were a number of... read more

Reviewed October 10, 2018
Hawkesbury, Canada
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Pocahontas Rd., Gerrish Island, Kittery Point, ME
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All reviews picnic tables walking trails plenty of parking tree house nice playground long pier sandy beaches off leash rest rooms closed for the season great scenery light house piscataqua river high tide portsmouth shoals isles
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

My wife and I had been to Fort Foster before. But this time we brought our son, his wife, and our 16 month old granddaughter. It costs $10 admission, but is well worth it. Go straight to the harbor parking area. The vista is from...More

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Reviewed October 10, 2018

We had a beautiful day to walk into the fort area. The gates were closed but there were a number of people trekking to the site. Very interesting signs and remains. The dock is amazing and the concept of adding memorials along the dock rails...More

Thank Charlesandlouise
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

We had to visit this place. Our first time here. We walked around and just enjoyed the sights. Being closer to whaleback lighthouse and the life saving station was amazing. I took lots of great pics. We loved the dock too.

Thank dianaonacki
Reviewed September 15, 2018

I thought I'd found the perfect place to walk my 2 young dogs on an unplanned visit to Kittery. I am a dog owner who actually follows park rules. If there is a leash law, I keep my dogs on-leash. I always do so in...More

1  Thank Explorer435973
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

What a hidden gem. Absolutely breath taking. Had a lovely time walking the area. The groundskeeper even gave us more history on the fort.

2  Thank Lynn F
Reviewed August 10, 2018

located on Gerrish Island in Kittery Point, the Fort was active 1901-1946 though it didnt see any real action, it is one of several forts built on either side of the Piscataqua "river" which techically is an estuary as it ebbs and flows with the...More

2  Thank thefitchboi
Reviewed July 20, 2018

This park has a $10 entrance fee per car that is well worth it. There are some really scenic views. You can walk out onto a long pier in the middle of the water, where people also fish. There are a couple of small beaches...More

1  Thank Simonizzze
Reviewed July 9, 2018

If you are NOT a beach person, this is the beach for you! It is quiet and not over crowded like most beaches. Although it does have gray sand that is not granular, there are many wooded private spots to hide away in as well...More

4  Thank lamp2660
Reviewed June 11, 2018

There really isn't much of a fort left, but what a great place to beach it for a day and walk. Dogs are allowed year round, on leash, so that's fun, and there is a nice pier to walk on with views of Fort Constitution...More

4  Thank sweetmama17
Reviewed May 30, 2018

If you are looking for a fort, there is very little left here. But the various trails provide an enjoyable area for a walk with excellent views of the Piscataqua river and the Portsmouth and Newcastle shore on the opposite side of the river. Limited...More

Thank Michael M
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September 23, 2016|
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Response from Joe L | Reviewed this property |
The Ft Foster website has a ton of information Season: The park is open from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., seven days a week from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Rules: No littering, no alcohol, no hunting, 5 mph speed limit for... More
Richard F
July 2, 2016|
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Response from ysd D | Reviewed this property |
I believe they are still there.
Richard F
July 2, 2016|
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Response from MeganZopf | Reviewed this property |
Hi Richard...I was at Fort Foster today and yes there are several grills and picnic tables there