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Fort McClary State Park

Kittery Point, Kittery, ME
+1 207-490-4079
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Interesting Place

This is one of the hidden gem historical forts in Maine. While it is not as extensive as Fort... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Paul W
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Winthrop, Maine
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Good for a quick stoip to strech your legs

The old for has some interesting features but there is not a lot on information about the fort... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
Marc T
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Lansdowne, Canada
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Kittery Point, Kittery, ME
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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

This is one of the hidden gem historical forts in Maine. While it is not as extensive as Fort Knox in Prospect, Maine, or as well known as Fort Popham bear Popham Beach, Fort McCleary is interesting, historical and scenic. It’s a work in progress...More

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 25 October 2017

The old for has some interesting features but there is not a lot on information about the fort. Good for a quick stop

Thank Marc T
Reviewed 21 October 2017

On our way home from Ogunquit, we hapened to pass by Fort McClary and decided to visit. Very glad we did. It is a lovely spot on the water with beautiful vistas. On one side is a charming harbor (Kittery harbor, I think) on the...More

Thank bcnett
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were driving thru Kittery...just a quick stop on our way back to Boston to fly home to Virginia...we were hoping to find a spot for pictures and just happened to drive by Fort McClary! So glad we found this little gem...beautiful...More

Thank Judy S
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Parking is limited. Pay on the honor system (actually, unheard of these days). Overlooks the Kittery Point and defended it in earlier times. The fortification is interesting with the size of the granite blocks used. All cut rectangular in shape. The cannons are amazing and...More

Thank TheWiseOwl-AZ
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

For what it is—an old fort—it's pretty cool. You can actually walk into everything—there is no employee there telling you to keep your hands to yourself, and it is set up to let you see it all. My favorite part was their explanation for why...More

Thank Zachariah P
Reviewed 6 October 2017

We were actually getting ready to leave for New Hampshire, but we saw this place on our way and had to stop. I'm so glad we did! I love history, so this was especially enjoyable to me. My kids loved running around, and we all...More

Thank Jessica G
Reviewed 2 October 2017

I love history anyway, so it was no far stretch for me to visit this old fort. But what was unusual was how long my young niece stayed interested and engaged, and how much we talked about the history as we read the interpretive signs...More

Thank PAWildheart
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We were cruising the coast and made a last minute stop here. What a great view. Nice peaceful place to get a glimpse of Maine. Doesn't need to be a long stop.

Thank Daye A
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Fort McClary is not a large complex but the history is quite fasinating. Self-guided, you must read the posts to appreciate the history. The views are outstanding.

Thank Beth Ann R
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Ssouthy
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When we went there was no-one.
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Samantharaen
3 August 2015|
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Response from thefitchboi | Reviewed this property |
Please disregard my previous answers to the swimming query about FT McClary/ I was the one who was wrong. It was simply because i had just spent the last two days at Fort Foster, and misread the question. Both Arlene and... More
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Lisa G
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yes on a aleash
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