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Worth a stop if you're in the area, but not a destination on its own. We went after spending the morning wandering Popham Beach.
Lovely location by the water. Free (or donation) to enter. A few explanatory signs on the ground floor, and interesting views...More
Buit in 1861, Fort Popham was a minor fortification during the American Revolution. It was a brick fort with barracks for 105 men. It's located 2 miles from Popham Beach State Park.
It was fun for kids and adults to explore. Parking and admission free.
I’ve been to Fort Popham many times in my life, as I only live 30 minutes away. Every time I visit, it’s like I’m visiting it for the first time. There’s so much history in this fort and the views of the ocean from its...More
Disappointed to not be able to visit the Fort. Parking is extremely difficult in the area. Went to beach on a Sunday and they were full thus closed before 11:00. Parking on side of street was limited and full as well. So we went to...More
This was a very interesting place to visit. I would recommend it to anyone visiting the Popham Beach area. Only downside to it was there was not a lot of signage to it telling about the actual fort. More information would have been nice but...More
This is a beautiful site on the coast. The fort was built in 1862 to help protect the kennebec river and capital in Augusta. The fort is nice but there is nothing inside except empty cannon batteries. I do t think they even had a...More
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Phippsburg is further south- it is a finger into the Atlantic just below Bath(Bath Iron Works; Maine Maritime Museum). If you are travelling from Portland, it takes about an hour to get here. Travel time from the above would... More
Phippsburg is further south- it is a finger into the Atlantic just below Bath(Bath Iron Works; Maine Maritime Museum). If you are travelling from Portland, it takes about an hour to get here. Travel time from the above would be longer, but if you are travelling Rte 1, or 295, it is not too far out of your way from Southern Maine points.. From Downeast Maine, it can be a 5-6 hour trip.