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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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Beautiful place

A beautiful historic site to visit and it's free. It is well maintained. It's a great place to... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2016
Bethany D
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Nice old fort

Free to visit and wander through the nicely maintained ruins. Gives an idea of the conditions in... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2016
Repentigny, Canada
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10 Perkins Farm Ln, Phippsburg, ME 04562-4731
+1 207-389-1335
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Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

A beautiful historic site to visit and it's free. It is well maintained. It's a great place to wander, with a nice sandy beach and a rocky area to explore at low tide.

Thank Bethany D
Reviewed 2 July 2016

Free to visit and wander through the nicely maintained ruins. Gives an idea of the conditions in which soldiers and milicia lived in this stategic defense fort.

Thank Wolfen143
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

I have been to Fort Popham seceral times with my husband. We never tire of the history and views. June 2016 we went with two family members, one who was 10. All four of us enjoyed the history, the views of the river and ocean...More

Thank MaineMae
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 3 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 2 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
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Drew H
9 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.
22 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

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