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Fort Knox State Historic Site

740 Fort Knox Rd, Prospect, ME 04981-3138
+1 207-469-6553
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Great Day Trip

The fort was very well looked after and inexpensive. Our family had a great time taking everything... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Fredericton, Canada
Nice self-guided tour for history buffs

Certainly worth a visit for anyone interested in history. You can enter many parts of the Fort, but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stefan S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
740 Fort Knox Rd, Prospect, ME 04981-3138
+1 207-469-6553
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Reviewed yesterday

The fort was very well looked after and inexpensive. Our family had a great time taking everything in. Lots of walking around. If you have kids, be cautious of the open cliff sides.

Thank mathieuc627
Reviewed 1 week ago

Certainly worth a visit for anyone interested in history. You can enter many parts of the Fort, but you may want to bring a flashlight as some areas are pretty dark. Make sure to include the Penobscot Narrows Observatory also located in the park, for...More

Thank Stefan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall it was a good day trip -- drove an hour to get there and then spent 2 hours walking around. Rain or not it was ok, we had a good time!

Thank chasefj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for something to do during our visit to Orland Maine when we decided to check this place out. Boy were we Wowed. It is so much bigger than you think with passageways , Cool different rooms like sleeping areas and bakery as...More

Thank kat82660
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful fort, well maintained. I only wish it had more information around the site. A few more signs with information located around the fort would have made it perfect.

Thank Stacey R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fort Knox goes with the bridge tower. I think some people might skip it and just do the observatory, but the fort is interesting too. Together they make a nice stop or destination. Worth it!

Thank Tom G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This fort was built starting in the late 1700s but was not completed until after the civil war. It's in remarkably good condition. The views of the river are beautiful. It does require a lot of walking and in some places the stairs are steep....More

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An entire series of forts were constructed in the US after the War of 1812 made of stone and brick - called the Third System - some we recognized were Ft. Adams in Newport, RI, Ft Sumter in Charleston, SC, Ft. Pulaski in Savannah, GA,...More

Thank loveh2ofl
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is part of the state of Maine park system. Price is $6 per person which also includes entry to the bridge. However to go up to the top of the bridge (observation tower) it is an extra $2 per person. This is well worth...More

Thank Pdonatyandkids
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a great visit. Plenty to see, reasonable admission rates. Fascinating. Our 5 and 4 year old sons enjoyed thoroughly too, even without understanding what the place was.

Thank Seth L
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September 1, 2016|
Response from Cindy F | Reviewed this property |
2-3 hours
September 1, 2016|
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Response from Radu T | Reviewed this property |
Hi, if you are on a tight schedule you can do both in no more than an hour. And of course, if you want to read all the panels at the museum or shop at the museum store, you'll need a little extra. Good luck and have fun
Naomi T
July 6, 2016|
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Response from Dibird50 | Reviewed this property |
sorry to say I don't remember but I think it was more like $15 but you had the observatory and the battle scene at fort knox with a lot of walking around and the fort to see along with them shooting off cannon balls