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“Great Historic Site and Well kept”

Fort Knox State Historic Site
Ranked #2 of 2 things to do in Prospect
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed July 11, 2014

If you are in the Acadia area, this is a must see. Great History behind this Fort. Well kept. There are stories about ghosts in this Fort. There are many great views from this Fort.

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Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

After visiting several Forts thru the years this was the best. It's in great shape, clean and slot to see. The lookout tower on bridge is awesome. Family for 17 bucks (3).

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Reviewed July 4, 2014

This Fort Knox offers spectacular views of the river from its lofty perch on the Penobscot River. While it never saw action in any war, this fortress is possibly the most castle-like coastal defense fort you will find in the US, as it is built to follow the large and contour of the land, resulting in a very uneven floor plan that is something like Edinburgh Castle in miniature. Those with walking disabilities may find it challenging, but it is a fascinating site to explore. In the same park you can view the Penobscot Narrows Bridge, which has an observatory in the top of its westerly tower, offering good local views of the region.

1  Thank John H
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

This fort was built in the mid 1800's to protect the Penobscot River and keep the British away from Bangor. Despite bristling with over 50 cannons, a shot was never fired from this fort.

With no battles ever occuring here, what makes this place special is the free acces you have to explore the entire fort. Most historical sites have important areas roped off to preserve them. Here you have full acces to explore every room, all three floors and the roof and many of the dark back passageways. You can also take tunnels down several stories to visit the outdoor cannon batteries. Most of the fort is easy to get around in - but they warn you to bring flashlights if you want to explore some of the darker and deeper passageways through the fort.

My 15 year old daughter and I had a blast exploring the fort - which is a great combination of history with a sprinkle of creepiness and ghost stories.

Thank TexasTraveller56
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Reviewed June 21, 2014

This fort is. Well preserved because it never saw action during the Civil War. The size makes touring easy. Interesting site with nice picnic area. Many re-enactments and ghost stories add to charm.

Thank beckynmax
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