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Address: South Portland, ME

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Another cool fort

While on our adventure up the east coast, we wanted to see lighthouses but we ended up seeing just as many forts. This was yet another fort that wasn't part of our "plans" but... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 29, 2016
TNharleychick
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Tennessee
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Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

We had taken a harbor cruise and made a stop at Fort Preble where the guide gave us some interesting facts about the fort and its history. We thought it was interesting and plan to come back to explore it further.

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Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

While on our adventure up the east coast, we wanted to see lighthouses but we ended up seeing just as many forts. This was yet another fort that wasn't part of our "plans" but ended up being something we enjoyed. It's very scenic here. There are walking paths and views of the Spring Point Ledge Light. Unless you're physically fit,... More 

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Greene County, NY
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

I've visited this site numerous times, over the past 5 years, the latest being in May of 2016. It is adjacent to the Portland Head Lighthouse. For the history buff, it's a great freewalk at your own leisure to see the remnants of that fort. You can see where munitions were stored, where troops were billeted and the general layout... More 

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West Jordan, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

This site is a little small, yet the history behind it is very interesting! The site is very accessible by wheelchairs, except for the lighthouse... very rough walk along the jetty.

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Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2015

This is a beautiful setting on an old military installation and current community college. It can be explored as part of a visit to Bug Light Park, Willard Beach and the Greenbelt Walking path.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2015

It is a pretty small site but still worth visiting. Wonderful views of the ocean and nearby casco bay islands. Parking can be tight but you can use public transportation and be dropped off very nearby.

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2015

Talk to the lady at the gift stand. She was the best part of the place. We were too timid to try the breakwater walk on those huge pieces of rock with gaps to step over. First rock you step on rocks. Beware! Ask the gift shop lady about the Germans landing near here in WWII to get groceries.

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2015

I went to view the parade of the tall ships coming into the Portland Harbor this week and wasn't disappointed. Not only can you walk around the area of the Fort, you can see the Spring Point Lighthouse, bike, visit the campus of Southern Maine Community College, picnic, and for me, take wonderful photographs of the harbor, the Portland Skyline,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014

A central feature of the Spring Point Shoreway, the remains of Fort Preble form an architecturally interesting backdrop for a leisurely stroll along Casco Bay with stunning views of Maine's famed islands and Spring Point Light, one of few lighthouses regularly open to the public.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

Although not staffed with docents, Fort Preble is interesting-enough to warrant a visit on an outing to view lighthouses in the Greater Portland area. It is located adjacent to Spring Point Ledge Light and has Portland Harbor Museum within its boundaries on the campus of Southern Maine Community College. So, you get three attractions on this one stop; and, that... More 

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