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“ok for kids”
Review of Fort Western

Fort Western
Ranked #3 of 22 things to do in Augusta
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Home of the country's oldest wooden garrison building, built in 1754, Old Fort Western is a living history museum offering tours to groups and individuals, engaging hands-on activities and unique interactive experiences involving the history of the Kennebec Valley and New England during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.
Reviewed December 8, 2011

needs a littel work but do do a good job on the history.great for kids

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Reviewed October 30, 2011

Unfortunately the fort was closed but we got to walk around it and see how they were made.

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Reviewed August 5, 2002

Old Fort Western, located in the heart of Augusta, ME is one of the oldest remaining forts in the US. Located at a strategic point along the Kennebec river, Fort Western was used as a supply depot from Boston to points further upriver.

The staff of the attraction dress in period costume and work throughout the day with implements of the times. The fort is not extensive, and a full tour takes about an hour. The staff were all friendly and appeared to really enjoy their work. They were very knowledgeable about the fort and its history and seemed pleased to share that knowledge with visitors. They welcome questions and do a great job of making the fort "come alive".

During the summer, the fort is open daily and during the school year, field trips often take over the attraction. They display such treats as shingle making, weaving, pen and ink usage, and cooking over the open fire in the kitchen.

It's a great family thing to do and doesn't take a lot of time.

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