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Old Fort Western

16 Cony Street, Augusta, ME 04330-5200
+1 207-626-2385
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for those interested in Augusta's history

This place is for history buffs that are into what happened over two hundred years ago in Augusta... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
WorldTravelOne
,
Breukelen Ut
Not easy to find, but worth the search

It was round-about to find this fort (even with GPS). But, the views on the river are beautiful... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Linda O
,
Cranford, New Jersey
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Home of the country's oldest wooden garrison building, built in 1754, Old Fort Western is a living history museum offering tours to groups and individuals, engaging hands-on activities and unique interactive experiences involving the history of the Kennebec Valley and New England during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.
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16 Cony Street, Augusta, ME 04330-5200
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+1 207-626-2385
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Reviewed 13 May 2017

This place is for history buffs that are into what happened over two hundred years ago in Augusta Maine. The upkeep is reasonable. It does give you a picture of how things used to be.

Thank WorldTravelOne
Reviewed 12 April 2017

It was round-about to find this fort (even with GPS). But, the views on the river are beautiful. And, the fort has a nice history. The tour was inexpensive, but informative. I would recommend it for kids and adults.

Thank Linda O
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Got to share a field trip with my children. We had re-enactors throughout all the buildings. Not sure if they are available at all times this museum is open. Children were able to take [art in some activities. Very enjoyable.

Thank oceanpackrat
Reviewed 5 March 2017

one of the oldest forts along with fort Halifax for traders,Indians, must see when in area, explains Benedict Arnold expedition to canada

Thank 59Lighthouse
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I went as a child and still remember ! Great place to learn and experience history. Hands on and made fun. One of my favorite fielf trips. Staff is friendly and very infomrative. Highly reccomend !

Thank Kortney1234
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Worth a visit if you are in Augusta. Oldest fort in the country. Any repairs are done with historians and archaeologists that ensure period accuracy. Peter was an excellent tour guide and was engaging with interesting facts of what occurred during the French and Indian...More

Thank Scrappy511
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Fort Western is the oldest continuously operated wood fort in the US at more than 250 years old. Except that most of the fort was reconstructed in modern times and "continuously operated" includes its decades of use as tenement housing for Irish immigrants. Fort Western...More

Thank Jan B
Reviewed 14 August 2016

This fort from colonial times (1750's) in upper Massachusetts (now the State of Maine) is a great place to learn something of the history of that period just before the Revolutionary War. For $10 per person (a bit less for seniors), you get a 1...More

3  Thank MassCouple2
Reviewed 9 August 2016

We stopped by but did not go in as the price of admission seemed a tad high (ten dollars per person). The area along the river outside the fort is pleasant and inviting.

Thank LA B
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Decided to go visit after we had been to the Maine museum. It wasn't anything that special. The guide was knowledgeable but it just sounded like he had given one too many tours. There wasn't that much to see. Only took about 30 minutes. Not...More

Thank corsha1
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lilacs_13
hours? days open?
28 May 2017|
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Response from Cathy C |
Open for tours 10-4 Friday through Monday in June. In July and August daily 10-4. September through Columbus Day 10-4 Friday though Monday. The last tour of the day will be at 3:30.
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birdi65
I am looking to bring my grandchildren here this summer... end of June ...mid-week. I read in the reviews that it isn't always open. Can you recommend a time that is best to come to insure that we would get a tour?? I love period costumes and sites and would love to come. Thank you for your time
22 May 2015|
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Response from Patricia S |
For walk-in visits: Members:Old Fort Western | Augusta Maine | 1754 National Historic Landmark FortFREE Adults:Old Fort Western | Augusta Maine | 1754 National Historic Landmark Fort$10.00 per person Seniors/Veterans:Old... More
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