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Coll History - Beautiful Setting

Fort McClary is set in a beautiful setting overlooking the water - it is stunning. There is also a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JeffBreedlove
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Atlanta, Georgia
Maine has a lot of history.

I have traveled to multiple forts off the East Coast, and honestly the ones in Maine I have found... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
DanB2754
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fort McClary is set in a beautiful setting overlooking the water - it is stunning. There is also a lot of history from the Revolutionary War to the Civil War which happened here - it is really quite interesting. It is a small area but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have traveled to multiple forts off the East Coast, and honestly the ones in Maine I have found the most interesting and strategically placed. A lot of American history behind these walls.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank DanB2754
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

This fort is historic and this should be visited. It was open for self guided tours, but did not contain much information on signs. The view was nice however.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Don H
Reviewed 11 October 2018

This site was a do-it-yourself walk. Signage was a great help to envision what the area must have been like and how strategically important it was to the various war efforts. One can see Fort Foster's influence on the entire area. Good to know what...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Stopped on our way to Kennebunkport driving along the coast of Maine. Fee to visit is honor system, make sure you have singles and cash to put into a box. The views were very nice of the little bay which gave the fort which sits...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

How does a fort tell us anything about technology? It turns out that time and time again we always try to defend against threats from the past instead of concentrating on the here and now. This fort is a testament to the construction of a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 27 September 2018

Fort McClary offers an interesting insight into the early defensive models of this country through the mid-1800's. It was one of five forts around the Portsmouth Harbor. You can see how weapons were placed for defense in addition to examples of some of the cannon...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 26 September 2018

My, husband loves history! This beautiful fort, is a must see, if only for the views. Overlooking the water and a great picnic spot. Unfortunately, the day we visited, it was raining.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Clamcake51
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Our first trip here even though we’ve been coming to Maine for decades. This hidden gem is a perfect picnic spot with incredible views of Whaleback and Portsmouth lighthouses. Gorgeous. We were lucky enough to watch a freighter be lead out to sea by a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

A sea protection point used in various ways from late 1600's to 1868, when closed as obsolete. Good signage describes the history. Blockhouse is from 1840's, other buildings from 1810 and the walls never finished from 1864-68. A nice over view of the local sailing...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Ssouthy
10 July 2016|
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Response from MenthiaC | Reviewed this property |
When we went there was no-one.
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Samantharaen
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Response from Paul L | 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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fonzerelli2013
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