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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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serene spot

Beautiful, serene spot on the beach (prior to tourist season). One of our favorite spots on our... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2016
Nashville, Tennessee
Very Historic

There are three forts right in the same vicinity. Fort Popham is open and accessible with lots of... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2016
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10 Perkins Farm Ln, Phippsburg, ME 04562-4731
+1 207-389-1335
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Reviewed 26 June 2016

Beautiful, serene spot on the beach (prior to tourist season). One of our favorite spots on our trip. Fort wasn't open when we arrived, but were able to get all of these great photos.

Thank J M
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

There are three forts right in the same vicinity. Fort Popham is open and accessible with lots of placards explaining how the fort was built and what its intended purpose was. It was fun to explore the two floors and see where the cannons would...More

1  Thank Melodycthomas
Reviewed 2 June 2016

My fiance had never been to Maine and I knew this was a place I needed to take him to see while we were there. He enjoyed the history information, as well as seeing seals in the water and enjoying the beautiful weather.

1  Thank snarkyblue
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Really cool fort. Great historical site with a fantastic view. Love the stone architecture and going up in the tower. You can go for a walk on the beach after.

1  Thank Amanda V
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Fort Popham is one of my favorite places to take photographs for my crochet business. It has an excellent availability to access indoor and outdoor views of its unique architecture. My grandsons loved to be able to walk through what at one point long ago...More

Thank syracusedivercity
Reviewed 20 October 2015

We were directed here by a local in Bath and it was worth the drive out. Interesting structure with cool history. It is located on a pretty spot where the Kennebec River dumps into the ocean. Great beach nearby.

Thank honase
Reviewed 1 October 2015

We explored the old fort on Labor Day weekend. we really enjoyed exploring the yard, reading the historical information, and marveling at the way the stones were set to support each other. Sitting right on the beach, we were able to take a long walk...More

1  Thank aaronmhuotari
Reviewed 27 September 2015

Interesting walk round a fort which the state of Maine hopes to restore. There are lots of information boards explaining the historical significance of Fort Popham which must have been a very imposing sight when it was fully equipped with 2 decks of cannon. There...More

Thank sandylindsay
Reviewed 25 September 2015

Fort Popham is excellent place to visit there is two levels that you can actually go through, there is information printed in different areas of the fort to tell you about the fort. There is places to eat or drink close by, there is no...More

Thank huntrer57
Reviewed 25 September 2015

While this fort has no tour guides it does have an extensive array of explanatory panels that give the history. It is a great example of how they built forts during the Civil War and gives a better understanding of how they worked. I had...More

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Drew H
8 May 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
25 August 2016|
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Response from VermontTeacher44 | Reviewed this property |
There is no fee to enter the fort or for the parking lot.
21 May 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