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Glimpse of the Past

This site was a do-it-yourself walk. Signage was a great help to envision what the area must have... read more

Reviewed October 10, 2018
Hawkesbury, Canada
Nice views

Stopped on our way to Kennebunkport driving along the coast of Maine. Fee to visit is honor system... read more

Reviewed October 10, 2018
Morristown, New Jersey
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Kittery Point, Kittery, ME
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This fort is historic and this should be visited. It was open for self guided tours, but did not contain much information on signs. The view was nice however.

Thank Don H
Reviewed October 10, 2018

This site was a do-it-yourself walk. Signage was a great help to envision what the area must have been like and how strategically important it was to the various war efforts. One can see Fort Foster's influence on the entire area. Good to know what...More

Thank Charlesandlouise
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Stopped on our way to Kennebunkport driving along the coast of Maine. Fee to visit is honor system, make sure you have singles and cash to put into a box. The views were very nice of the little bay which gave the fort which sits...More

Thank 235danp
Reviewed September 29, 2018

How does a fort tell us anything about technology? It turns out that time and time again we always try to defend against threats from the past instead of concentrating on the here and now. This fort is a testament to the construction of a...More

1  Thank Steven W
Reviewed September 27, 2018

Fort McClary offers an interesting insight into the early defensive models of this country through the mid-1800's. It was one of five forts around the Portsmouth Harbor. You can see how weapons were placed for defense in addition to examples of some of the cannon...More

1  Thank Bergbahnn
Reviewed September 26, 2018

My, husband loves history! This beautiful fort, is a must see, if only for the views. Overlooking the water and a great picnic spot. Unfortunately, the day we visited, it was raining.

Thank Clamcake51
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

Our first trip here even though we’ve been coming to Maine for decades. This hidden gem is a perfect picnic spot with incredible views of Whaleback and Portsmouth lighthouses. Gorgeous. We were lucky enough to watch a freighter be lead out to sea by a...More

Thank Ameb66
Reviewed September 12, 2018

A sea protection point used in various ways from late 1600's to 1868, when closed as obsolete. Good signage describes the history. Blockhouse is from 1840's, other buildings from 1810 and the walls never finished from 1864-68. A nice over view of the local sailing...More

Thank Butterfn
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

We’ve been coming here for 40 years, and it’s always been a favorite stop for beautiful views of the coast, a reminder of the history in the area, and a great spot for a quite walk. If you haven’t stopped here, you should.

Thank NHGlobeTrotter
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

We were driving in the area just looking for a view and found this little gem. It does have an honor system to pay when you enter and please do, local parks like this need the support. The history of this fort is interesting and...More

1  Thank bangorpaguy
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Response from MenthiaC | Reviewed this property |
When we went there was no-one.
August 2, 2015|
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Response from thefitchboi | Reviewed this property |
Please disregard my previous answers to the swimming query about FT McClary/ I was the one who was wrong. It was simply because i had just spent the last two days at Fort Foster, and misread the question. Both Arlene and... More
Lisa G
July 15, 2015|
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