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Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site

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Address: Huddle Road, New Harbor, ME
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+1 207-677-2423
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Easy to get to, worth the trip

Although small, this has interesting artifacts within the fort and informative panels near many of the archaeological worksites.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jim M
Swanton, VT
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Swanton, VT
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although small, this has interesting artifacts within the fort and informative panels near many of the archaeological worksites.

Thank Jim M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

State park that is nice, but a bit pricy for what it is. Long line to go to top of light house, onlly holds abour 4 people at a time.

Thank A J
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

There's a reason this lighthouse is one of Microsoft's most beautiful background pictures for Windows!! Take extra time to climb up, have a picnic and rock hop when the tide's out! SPECTACULAR VIEWS!!

Thank Thom W
Amarillo, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a special art gallery, staffed by artists and displaying really talented local artists. We almost always buy something from the gallery. Next door is a nice little museum with lots of pictures and maps of the Maine lighthouses and their history. They run a video with pictures and information on the lighthouses as well.

Thank Carol A
Haymarket, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Fort William Fort is a reconstructed fort that is part of Colonial Permaquid - a Maine State Park. Got pictures of the low wall restoration from 1908 – the original had been more than 20 feet tall. Walked into the restored area - a circular lookout built around a rock which we later found was an addition after the soldiers... More 

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new york, ny
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

I thought we were just visiting a lighthouse, but it was so informative and historical as well about the area. The archaeological sites were very interesting as well. Loved it!

Thank jyo_nyc
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Revisit with family. Small funky museum filled with all sorts of old photos, ship implements, shells. Good history of lighthouse. Walk up to light - beautiful views of sea. Worth the visit.

Thank mungie2014
Sunset Beach, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

An interesting stop (and just down the road from Cupboard Cafe), we enjoyed looking at the museum and visiting with the site manager who is very knowledgeable. The actual fort is quite interesting and the view from the top is spectacular.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Expected a lighthouse, but also got a small excellent museum and a very nice art gallery to add to the enjoyment. The museum described as a fishermen's museum included a nice pictorial listing of the best lighthouses to see on the Maine coast. This will be helpful going forward. This lighthouse is itself a fine example and worth the small... More 

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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Photographers there is a beautiful lighthouse to shoot. My wife has shot at this location many times. We have many photos hanging on our walls. For kids climb the lighthouse and learn history or for the more adventurous climb on the rocks right at the oceans edge. If you have an artistic side visit the gallery or if your adventurous... More 

Thank Tim A

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