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Address: South Portland, ME

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Another cool fort

While on our adventure up the east coast, we wanted to see lighthouses but we ended up seeing just as many forts. This was yet another fort that wasn't part of our "plans" but... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2016
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599 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 874 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We had taken a harbor cruise and made a stop at Fort Preble where the guide gave us some interesting facts about the fort and its history. We thought it was interesting and plan to come back to explore it further.

Thank ct-cruisers
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554 reviews
227 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 411 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

While on our adventure up the east coast, we wanted to see lighthouses but we ended up seeing just as many forts. This was yet another fort that wasn't part of our "plans" but ended up being something we enjoyed. It's very scenic here. There are walking paths and views of the Spring Point Ledge Light. Unless you're physically fit,... More 

Thank TNharleychick
Greene County, NY
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55 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

I've visited this site numerous times, over the past 5 years, the latest being in May of 2016. It is adjacent to the Portland Head Lighthouse. For the history buff, it's a great freewalk at your own leisure to see the remnants of that fort. You can see where munitions were stored, where troops were billeted and the general layout... More 

1 Thank Litehous
West Jordan, Utah
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57 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

This site is a little small, yet the history behind it is very interesting! The site is very accessible by wheelchairs, except for the lighthouse... very rough walk along the jetty.

Thank Doug R
Portland, Maine
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222 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2015

This is a beautiful setting on an old military installation and current community college. It can be explored as part of a visit to Bug Light Park, Willard Beach and the Greenbelt Walking path.

Thank TundraJayco
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015

It is a pretty small site but still worth visiting. Wonderful views of the ocean and nearby casco bay islands. Parking can be tight but you can use public transportation and be dropped off very nearby.

Thank Shelley K
Palm Harbor, Florida
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 October 2015

Talk to the lady at the gift stand. She was the best part of the place. We were too timid to try the breakwater walk on those huge pieces of rock with gaps to step over. First rock you step on rocks. Beware! Ask the gift shop lady about the Germans landing near here in WWII to get groceries.

Thank Ron A
Portland, Maine
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2015

I went to view the parade of the tall ships coming into the Portland Harbor this week and wasn't disappointed. Not only can you walk around the area of the Fort, you can see the Spring Point Lighthouse, bike, visit the campus of Southern Maine Community College, picnic, and for me, take wonderful photographs of the harbor, the Portland Skyline,... More 

Thank Shutterbug04101
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

A central feature of the Spring Point Shoreway, the remains of Fort Preble form an architecturally interesting backdrop for a leisurely stroll along Casco Bay with stunning views of Maine's famed islands and Spring Point Light, one of few lighthouses regularly open to the public.

1 Thank EyeForDetailsME
Dover, New Hampshire
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898 reviews
407 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,794 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Although not staffed with docents, Fort Preble is interesting-enough to warrant a visit on an outing to view lighthouses in the Greater Portland area. It is located adjacent to Spring Point Ledge Light and has Portland Harbor Museum within its boundaries on the campus of Southern Maine Community College. So, you get three attractions on this one stop; and, that... More 

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