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Fort Gorges

Portland, ME
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Reviewed 4 May 2015

This old fort is an easy paddle from the East End Beach and is made of walls with a grassy area in the middle. We go out a few times a summer to spend the day, swim and poke around the old fort. Some people...More

Thank Terje C
Reviewed 25 March 2015

Maine has a few really cool Forts that make for a great day trip with the kids to explore and learn a little about history. bring a few snacks n drinks in a cooler and a camera and enjoy the outdoors..

1  Thank Bkid43
Reviewed 27 June 2014

It is great to look at, both from the shore and cruising by on boat rides. I wish it was easier to get to to take a look inside like to kayakers do.

2  Thank oompahdave
Reviewed 30 May 2014

This is an abandoned old fort that is currently not yet a museum with tours, but you can visit and explore with caution if you can get there. I saw signs in town for fundraisers in hope of opening it up in the future. Some...More

Reviewed 15 April 2014

Go to Fort Allen Park on a summer evening for the moonrise over Fort Gorges across the bay. Romantic and beautiful.

Thank SuzanneLouise22
Reviewed 14 October 2013

We kayaked out into the bay to the Fort. It was a nice place to paddle out to and, from there, if you wanted to, you could skip over to Peaks Island as well. Not much at the fort but interesting to walk around and...More

2  Thank Pete_LongIsland_NY
Reviewed 27 September 2013

This beautiful park should be walked. The lighthouse is easy to get to and fun to see how they used to operate and live. the Goddard Mansion is just a shell but the view is awesome. It is For Sale for those who might want...More

Thank Skip T
Reviewed 22 August 2013

If you're not from the area (like us), you need to book a water taxi to visit this island-fort. Not all of them go to Fort Gorges, so keep calling if one of them says no. You'll also need to plan around the tides -...More

8  Thank Eric K
Reviewed 25 June 2013

Our family has great memories of exploring this old fort in the Portland harbor. We sailed our small sailboat right into the cove north of the fort, tied up and got out to explore! There are so many surprises and I had no idea there...More

Thank Farbers
Reviewed 18 June 2013

Take the Portland Paddle tour because it is worthwhile to get inside. The city does a good job keeping the fort clear of litter thanks to the Maine Trails Network and Portland Paddle. Beautiful architecture and the state of ruin with trees and bird life...More

4  Thank Barbara L
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Can we visit at our leisure or do we have to join a tour? What is the cost of admission? Thanks so much!
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