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Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site

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Astounding area.

What a great history and archeology live on site. Panoramic views of the harbor and surrounding... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Cosmopolitan790727
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Cadillac, Michigan
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Lighthouse, picnic tables, museum and waves

We loved this area on the end of the long peninsula. Very popular, lots of people, but we didn't... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Auroraam
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Lincoln, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

We Are locals and we LOVE coming here! Unfortunately your Park ranger likes to intimidate women with small children. I have finally decided to review after months of upset over our experiences this summer. It is clear to us that he does not understand the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Brian W
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

What a great history and archeology live on site. Panoramic views of the harbor and surrounding area. Will return.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cosmopolitan790727
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We loved this area on the end of the long peninsula. Very popular, lots of people, but we didn't feel crowded. We enjoyed watching the waves crash on the rocky coast as we had our picnic at one of the picnic tables. Nice little museum...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Auroraam
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Not very much to see here. We were in and out in less that 15 minutes. We read all the displays (minimal) and went to the top of the fort tower. And that was it. Not a must do.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Q6428NSsandyk
Reviewed 19 August 2018

The park ranger is a bully. After using the public restroom with no signs for "patrons only" or "for paying visitors only", the park ranger yelled at me to buy a ticket. He also said that I was going so fast and it was an...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank DuncanW262
Reviewed 7 August 2018

One of many old forts along Maine coast. In good repair and interesting history. Great views from the top

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Will C
Reviewed 6 August 2018

My husband and I arrived on a Sunday last month and the part was in full action! There were many individuals dressed in colonial garb (despite horrific heat) demonstrating life in colonial times. It was very interesting. There is a peaceful and beautiful graveyard where...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mandyswope
Reviewed 23 July 2018

The history of Colonial Pemaquid is fascinating. Fort William Henry overlooking St. John's Bay guarded the mouth of the harbor. The museum and fort are historical treasures and very interesting. Try to visit on Olde Bristol Days when history comes alive and you can see...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Christopher R
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

How the early settlers came to the area and survived their time here was interesting as was the castle built around a rock. Worth a visit but not much to see to make it exciting.

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Tyke49Wales
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We visited just as peak summer tourist season was getting underway and practically had the place to ourselves. We were the only three people in the fort and were treated to glorious views of the rocky Maine coast. It was a breath of fresh air,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jessica Z
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flash287
20 July 2018|
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Response from Tyke49Wales | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but I can’t really answer this. I don’t remember any restrictive notices...but then I was not looking! There is plenty of space as you know.
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flash287
20 July 2018|
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Response from DanaM60745 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know the answer to that question. I didn’t see signs about park hours. Sorry I couldn’t be of help.
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Response from Stephen D | Reviewed this property |
There's a public sandy beach 1/4 mile away on the same road admission is $4 per person. Snack bar and toy rental on site.
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