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Fort Popham State Historic Site

10 Perkins Farm Ln, Phippsburg, ME 04562-4731
+1 207-389-1335
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Fort popham

This is a beautiful site on the coast. The fort was built in 1862 to help protect the kennebec... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Coorslightman
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Fun place to visit

Interesting Fort to visit. Next to the beach so it’s easy to get to. Not much parking. There is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alyssa N
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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10 Perkins Farm Ln, Phippsburg, ME 04562-4731
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+1 207-389-1335
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"nooks and crannies"
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"piece of history"
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"fun place to visit"
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"bring bug spray"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting Fort to visit. Next to the beach so it’s easy to get to. Not much parking. There is parking by the local store. They charge 10.00 to park there and spots can fill up quickly on the weekend.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped there after leaving Popham Beach, it is a very short drive. There are a few parking spaces at the fort. It is free to enter, and there is information posted at the entrance. Fun for the kids to climb around and explore. It...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy free parking, nice spot to explore. The adjacent beach was nice to walk and hang out. A good stop while out exploring.

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Reviewed June 24, 2018

Lots of fun nooks and crannies to explore inside this Revolutionary War Fort. Kids love to play hide-and-seek, history buffs enjoy the up-close-and-personal opportunity to touch the walls, go through the same doorways and stand on the same steps as the soldiers did 250 years...More

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Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

If you love History then this is a place you want to go to.There a little beach on the side of the castle which is neat and I also saw about 5seals out in the deep water

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Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

We saw ten seals in bay. Walked all over fort and beach. Beautiful lighthouses and area and is free. A visit with making for view alone

Thank b w
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Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

The firt is very informative and well setup parking is alil limited but you can make a full day out of this historic site especially with the beach right next doot

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Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

There's not a lot to see except some ruins of a Civil War Era Fort that never saw action. It is in an interesting location - the mouth of the Kennebec River. There's a small beach where you can walk (leashed dogs allowed) and an...More

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Reviewed May 16, 2018

After stopping at Popham Beach, you should visit this historic fort in very good condition. You can walk on both levels and climb a stairway to the rooftop. Several explanatory panels on the 1st floor.

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Drew H
May 8, 2017|
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Response from FJDriver | Reviewed this property |
By all means. This park is at the end of the road, so park near by, and walk to wherever you feel would be a good night-time shot of the fort. Some fascinating history with this place.
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Kathryn A
August 25, 2016|
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Response from VermontTeacher44 | Reviewed this property |
There is no fee to enter the fort or for the parking lot.
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Nancy42834
May 21, 2016|
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Response from syracusedivercity | Reviewed this property |
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
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