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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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Little history, little exploring

The fort is at the tip of a peninsula at the mouth of the Kennebec river. It has really cool... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kimberly C
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Amazing Old Fort

This is an awesome place to spend an hour or so. Bring bug spray, There are Mosquitos and other... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Brevard, North Carolina
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10 Perkins Farm Ln, Phippsburg, ME 04562-4731
+1 207-389-1335
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The fort is at the tip of a peninsula at the mouth of the Kennebec river. It has really cool architectural features in brick and stone. Great photography but bring your flash, and a flashlight! There are a few lightless rooms that I would have...More

Thank Kimberly C
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is an awesome place to spend an hour or so. Bring bug spray, There are Mosquitos and other biting type bugs. We put the bug spray on and didn't have a problem.

Thank bjanavice
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have never seen a fort like this one. It's not your typical fort. It was awesome and magnificent in its design overlooking the ocean. It was interesting and beyond belief at how it was built back in those days with the huge rocks/boulders. It's...More

Thank cguillau
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This is a great day trip to take with your kids if you're in the area. The fort is fairly small in size and doesn't open up until memorial day. There is a beach off to the right and some beautiful views of the local...More

1  Thank OldIrishCurmudgeon
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This place is so interesting. You can walk all through it. Take a flash light because there are some dark corners to explore. It looks out over the water. When done take a walk on the beach. We saw a few seals enjoying the water....More

Thank kuttfam
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Off the beaten path, but worth the trip. The historical information is pretty thorough, but you're on your own, as there don't seem to be any rangers/interpreters around. Nice beach for a walk. And very nice setting. Parking is a mess, though.

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 19 November 2016

This old fort provides a fun adventure, a great beach, free entrance (but limited parking), and opportunities for fishing. The best part? It doesn't cost a nickel. If you only have a couple of hours and don't want to pay the entrance fees for the...More

Thank Trish W
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Had no idea this historical site existed. Who knew such a fortress was built during the Civil War? We stumbled upon this site while seeking a beach to walk on. So, we got a double treat. Well worth the trip to see it.

Thank FJDriver
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We had a meal up from the fort so as we were there we decided to have a look around. Unfortunately the fort was closed but we were able to get the jist of what it was from the outside and looking through the gates....More

Thank Wishinguwerehere
Reviewed 8 October 2016

You can park here or walk round d the headland. Free to go in and has information boards dotted around. No rest facilities but cafe close by.

Thank Childwall56
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Drew H
Can you visit the fort at night? I would like to get some dark sky images while using the fort as a foreground.
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
Is there a fee?
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.
how far is phippsburg, prospect and pembroke from acadia?
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