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Fort Popham State Historic Site

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Not much information here, but a cool site nonetheless. Enjoy the beautiful drive to the fort and... read more

Reviewed September 29, 2018
Fort Myers, Florida
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Fantastic Fort Needs More Funding

Be sure to donate to keep this fort alive. Walkable and smaller than others but stood the test of... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2018
Helotes, Texas
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Not much information here, but a cool site nonetheless. Enjoy the beautiful drive to the fort and walk around the grounds. Off the beaten path, but well worth the visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JonH652
Reviewed September 15, 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank dpguin
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

Be sure to donate to keep this fort alive. Walkable and smaller than others but stood the test of time since the Civil War. Some parking at the lot in front. Come early on busy days. Free admission.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Utah-Indy
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

It was a wonderful break to see nature and history at once. Loved walking the old fort and trying to figure out what each room was used for. Perfect place to sit with a picnic, but bring bug spray!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kristalbentley
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

Really interesting fort. No cost to enter. Free parking. Fort built in 1861.....civil war era. Really glad we came. If in Bath, head south - only a 13 mile drive. Worth it!! Don't miss it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sandy P
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 23, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank dolphindebb
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kirstenh927
Reviewed August 7, 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Drew H
May 8, 2017|
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.
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.
May 21, 2016|
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