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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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Interesting history. Great scenery.

Off the beaten path, but worth the trip. The historical information is pretty thorough, but you're... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
Andrew M
Louisville, Kentucky
A must see when in Phippsburg!

This old fort provides a fun adventure, a great beach, free entrance (but limited parking), and... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2016
Trish W
Saranac Lake, New York
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10 Perkins Farm Ln, Phippsburg, ME 04562-4731
+1 207-389-1335
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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
Reviewed 5 October 2016

This place is so cool, the views, the area surrounding it, the activities going on all around you make the experience like being transported to another time. There is a small beach to the right of the fort and benches along a walkway that goes...More

Thank 22Destep
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Most of the Forts in Maine were built,but never used. Isn't that the idea? To be so fortified that we do not become attack! History buffs will enjoy this. Children have a safe area to run and play. Photographers will love taking photos of the...More

Thank Joy E
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I was looking for a place to enjoy the sunset at the coast with my mother and young daughters and as Popham State Park was closing we continued on to this Fort historic site that the front desk person at the hotel had recommended. It...More

1  Thank john l
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We had visited the Desert of Maine and the tour guide had recommended that we stay at Spinneys Restaurant & Guest Houses the best beach you will ever see in Maine. We had lunch at Spinneys Restaurant and rented a room for the night. This...More

1  Thank lighthouse636
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Exploring the in's and out's of this historic beautiful stone work fort is beyond comparison to any other oceanside opportunity - during any season that it is open. Most popular is of course summer - ample parking, but could fill up - if it does,...More

Thank FTNSAmie
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Drew H
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
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.
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