Fort Gorges
Fort Gorges
4.5
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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Tour this iconic Civil War-era Maine coast fort and help preserve it by supporting the nonprofit dedicated to preserving it. Book your tour or private event with Friends Of Fort Gorges today.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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NHjo
Saco, ME12,270 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
The views from the Eastern Promenade are so great, and Ft Gorges is one of them -- a little jewel surrounded by sapphire waters. It's accessible by tour or kayak.
Written 7 March 2021
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YTCHENG
Hong Kong, China15,401 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Abandoned fort on the island of Casco Bay. Previously for military purposes and now it can only be accessed by private tours. We caught sight of this fort while our cruise ship entered the bay area.
Written 30 October 2019
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bigwawao
New York City, NY10,149 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Saw this for on a Casco Bay cruise and heard its history from the cruise narrator. Beautiful mililtary fort- even if seen from a passing bay cruise. If I come back I would do an actual tour of it.
Written 8 October 2019
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Ruth G
Columbia, MD1,143 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Fun to look out from the mainland at this old fort. Our guide on the fire truck tour told us the greenery on top was poison ivy, but I don't really believe him.
Written 18 August 2019
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Bill S
Biddeford, ME196 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Joined a tour by the Friends of Fort Gorges from their website. Bit of a challenge to get on the pier, but well worth it! Having the keys to the "off-limits" areas was a real benefit and the guide knew every detail. An amazing place in its abandoned and natural condition. Time flies and we left planning to return soon!
Written 6 August 2019
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YotaPower
Guilford, ME924 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
We chose to kayak over to get the full experience and have as much time as we wanted. We ended up going into every accessible area. You do need a flashlight to see one of the biggest chambers inside, and we were glad we did have one. There are a few areas that are blocked off, but overall it is one of the most raw and accessible forts I have been in. There are plans to fix it up, but who knows what that will mean for accessibility in the future. Unfortunately there has been some graffiti, but mostly it is how it was years ago. You can still see what it must have been like when it was new. If you are able make the trip it is definitely a bucket list item. We went from Buglight park and it wasn’t a bad paddle. We took our time and it was about 50 minutes each way for us. We spent 2 hours (or so) on the island. A great place for a picnic! Get there at low tide for the best experience, but be sure to pull your boat way up the beach so it is still there when your ready to leave.
Written 6 July 2019
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NHjo
Saco, ME12,270 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
Never get tired of looking at Fort Gorges from the mainland, especially Eastern Promenade. A fort with a small forest on top of it!
Written 7 June 2019
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Glenn W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
A beautiful place to go! We kayaked with a group and saw not only a historic landmark, but also a beautiful, scenic location perfect for pictures, walking around, and panoramic views of Portland.
Written 27 July 2018
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Kathy T
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
Had a personal tour given by friendsoffortgorge.org. wonderful people, wonderful tour! Highly recommend!
Written 19 June 2018
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Slick5276
Salisbury, NC1,132 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
We went by this fort while on a harbor cruise and heard about it's history. What a story to hear. Long time building. We did not have time to make our way out to the fort for a flashlight tour.
Written 8 November 2017
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