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Jul 27, 2018
Jun 19, 2018
“Wonderful tour!”
Abandoned fort on an island in Portland Harbor; visitors should use caution when exploring its grounds.
Portland, ME
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Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

A beautiful place to go! We kayaked with a group and saw not only a historic landmark, but also a beautiful, scenic location perfect for pictures, walking around, and panoramic views of Portland.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Glenn W
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

Had a personal tour given by friendsoffortgorge.org. wonderful people, wonderful tour! Highly recommend!

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Kathy T
Reviewed November 8, 2017

We went by this fort while on a harbor cruise and heard about it's history. What a story to hear. Long time building. We did not have time to make our way out to the fort for a flashlight tour.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Slick5276
Reviewed October 23, 2017

This is an interesting military fort...Fort Gorges, former military fort built (1858 to 1864) on Hog Island Ledge, Casco Bay, ME.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank ffontenet2013
Reviewed October 17, 2017

More than a pretty view. Historic island and fortress in the Portland Harbor. Clear view of the island is avail@ble from visiting cruise ships.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Cavydad
Reviewed October 1, 2017

Cool fort. Closed inside for renovations. Awesome to see by boat or long lens. Don't miss this hidden gem.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Laura N
Reviewed September 11, 2017

Fort Gorges is the perfect example of governmental waste. It took 54 years to build it and by then, the cannon purchased for the fort were out of date. They were fired once, and the fort was never manned. Today it is covered in foliage...much...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank Dajo43
Reviewed July 8, 2017

We visited by private boat and enjoyed an hour walking around the small island. Kids need to watched as this fort is not maintained. A good place to sit and watch the boat traffic; especially, the schooner. It can also be seen from the ferry...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank James H
Reviewed June 18, 2017

We visited via kayak on a Friday just before sunset, and there wasn't anyone else there except for us! Such a cool place to romp around and see a unique set of views, but not too far from the mainland.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank linseaweed
Reviewed May 22, 2017

If you're looking for a quick (1-2 hour) excursion on Portland's Casco Bay, consider hiring a water taxi to take you to the often overlooked Fort Gorges. Located in the center of Portland harbor, it provides unparalled views of Casco Bay. Given the big deal...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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