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Fort Popham State Historic Site

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10 Perkins Farm Ln, Phippsburg, ME 04562-4731
+1 207-389-1335
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An Historic Union Fort

If you are a Civil War buff or just think forts and castles are cool, the gray granite shell of... read more

Reviewed September 19, 2015
Brooklyn, New York
Fort Popham!

I have an 8 year old grandson that wished this was in his backyard! He loved exploring this Fort... read more

Reviewed September 19, 2015
Karen H
Millinocket, Maine
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10 Perkins Farm Ln, Phippsburg, ME 04562-4731
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Reviewed September 19, 2015

If you are a Civil War buff or just think forts and castles are cool, the gray granite shell of Fort Popham makes for a good visit. There is limited parking, but there were few cars on the foggy July Sunday we visited, and picnic...More

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Reviewed September 19, 2015

I have an 8 year old grandson that wished this was in his backyard! He loved exploring this Fort. Glad we stopped!

Thank Karen H
Reviewed September 10, 2015

Interesting fort from the Civil War era that you can poke around in... doesn't take very long to walk through but it's still a cool place to stop when in the area and read a little of the history of the fort. There's a small...More

Thank Lauralanglois
Reviewed September 4, 2015

Pretty neat fort. Didn't take a ton of time to visit/tour. Pretty cool how they built and structured the fort.

Thank Nicholson18
Reviewed September 3, 2015

If you like old fort ruins, this is the place. It is interesting and has information boards with the history. The only thing I might add is that it is a bit out of the way to go see. It has picnic area and a...More

Thank Sandy D
Reviewed August 30, 2015

This was an interesting fort...never completed, never fought at. An uphill walk gets you there. There is no charge so it is worth a look. Bring bug spray because there are Mosquitos!

Thank Kevin_from_America
Reviewed August 26, 2015

It was a nice day and the parking was mobbed. Parking was limited (so get there early if it is a warm summer day). We had a nice walk on the beach. Popham Colony (in Phippsburg) was founded a few months after Jamestown in 1607....More

Thank Jerry T
Reviewed August 19, 2015

Once you tour the entire fort, which doesn't really take that long, the kids get bored. There really isn't much to see here, but the fort does have some great views of the ocean.

Thank Chris H
Reviewed August 11, 2015

Neat place to spend some time. This fort is huge and right on a beach with restraint and store. Free parking get there early and spend the day.

Thank Anne R
Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

This was our second attempt to visit this fort. The parking is very limited but the sights you get to see was well worth the wait. Stair cases the lead to dead ends, pitch black rooms to explore.

Thank wharb82498
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Drew H
May 8, 2017|
Response from FJDriver | Reviewed this property |
By all means. This park is at the end of the road, so park near by, and walk to wherever you feel would be a good night-time shot of the fort. Some fascinating history with this place.
Kathryn A
August 25, 2016|
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Response from VermontTeacher44 | Reviewed this property |
There is no fee to enter the fort or for the parking lot.
May 21, 2016|
Response from syracusedivercity | Reviewed this property |
Phippsburg is further south- it is a finger into the Atlantic just below Bath(Bath Iron Works; Maine Maritime Museum). If you are travelling from Portland, it takes about an hour to get here. Travel time from the above would... More