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Fort Popham State Historic Site

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Address: 10 Perkins Farm Land, Phippsburg, ME 04562
Phone Number: 207-389-1335
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great historic site right on beach

Great place to visit. Water is cold and current strong but everything is free. Parking is tough, very small area, get the early. Great restaurant on beach

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
kwarner8587
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Bennington, New Hampshire
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Bennington, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place to visit. Water is cold and current strong but everything is free. Parking is tough, very small area, get the early. Great restaurant on beach

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stunning well crafted old FORT. Very fun place for kids to run around and enjoy history. Not much parking during the summer to the high beach traffic.

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Lehi, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had kayaked across the river to go to the beach, and went to the fort to explore. It's free. There are signs inside that explain about the fort. You can go up two sets of stairs, but not out on the top. Still a nice view. Nice to cool down from the hot sun at the beach.

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Quebec City, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parking is limited and may be an issue. This is an interesting place to way around however not very big and not a lot of information to take in. As mentioned this is a cool way to spend 30-40 minutes not to mention its free.

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Thank shoconne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful historic site to visit and it's free. It is well maintained. It's a great place to wander, with a nice sandy beach and a rocky area to explore at low tide.

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Repentigny, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Free to visit and wander through the nicely maintained ruins. Gives an idea of the conditions in which soldiers and milicia lived in this stategic defense fort.

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Topsham, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to Fort Popham seceral times with my husband. We never tire of the history and views. June 2016 we went with two family members, one who was 10. All four of us enjoyed the history, the views of the river and ocean from everywhere inside the fort snd on top. We enjoyed the fun of climbing inside... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful, serene spot on the beach (prior to tourist season). One of our favorite spots on our trip. Fort wasn't open when we arrived, but were able to get all of these great photos.

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Thank J M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

There are three forts right in the same vicinity. Fort Popham is open and accessible with lots of placards explaining how the fort was built and what its intended purpose was. It was fun to explore the two floors and see where the cannons would have been. Bring a flashlight to look into the powder rooms at the ends of... More 

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Plattsburgh, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

My fiance had never been to Maine and I knew this was a place I needed to take him to see while we were there. He enjoyed the history information, as well as seeing seals in the water and enjoying the beautiful weather.

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