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Fort Knox State Historic Site

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Great piece of history with an outstanding view

On our way to Machias, we stopped at the fort. This piece of history was really cool. We had a... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
Joe G
Tiverton, Rhode Island
Worth the visit

On our way to Bar Harbor stopped by - just off Rt 1- at the narrows and discovered this Gem of... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

On our way to Machias, we stopped at the fort. This piece of history was really cool. We had a chance to walk through the entire fort and property - we spent about 2.5 hours here with two teens. They had a fun time exploring...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Joe G
Reviewed 4 December 2018

On our way to Bar Harbor stopped by - just off Rt 1- at the narrows and discovered this Gem of early American defense ... such a huge undertaking at any toe, certainly when it was built with our modern equipment ...

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

To walk through this place is like stepping back in time and you can almost feel how hard it was back then. It has a lot of passages you can explore. Make sure you have a flashlight or your cell phone because it is very...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

We really enjoyed Fort Knox! Impressive to see even though the fort was never used for defense. The Fort was decorated for Halloween as they had a Fright Night in the evenings.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

We are Canadians who were passing through Bucksport and decided to stay a couple of nights.We knew nothing about the area and certainly had never heard of the northern Fort Knox.We saw it and the gorgeous adjacent bridge while walking the waterfront in Bucksport. On...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank John G
Reviewed 29 October 2018

We spent about 1 1/2 hrs walking around Fort Knox and reading the plaques. My husband loves visiting old forts and this one did not disappoint. We had the fort to ourselves except for some people cleaning after some type of Halloween Function. Beautiful views...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

Fort knox sounded with States Gold ! No Gold in this fort but maginific views on Bucksport town ...and (our ship) .Suggest you to go there for Halloween it's a really amazing place .

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank alainp559
Reviewed 16 October 2018

If you're visiting the Penobscot Narrows Bridge tower, you get to visit Fort Knox, as well. My grandson would have loved it. It's easy to get around and information is easy to find.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Paulette B
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Nice history next to the bridge. Kind of a two for one ticket. Wander around for and hour or two and take in the history of the area and the times.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Hummer1973
Reviewed 8 October 2018

love exploring the tunnels and hearing the stories. the fort is open to walk though without a lot of closed areas like other forts. children can run in the fields and play. they had some halloween decortions up wich added to the fun for the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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2 September 2016|
Response from Cindy F | Reviewed this property |
2-3 hours
2 September 2016|
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Response from Radu T | Reviewed this property |
Hi, if you are on a tight schedule you can do both in no more than an hour. And of course, if you want to read all the panels at the museum or shop at the museum store, you'll need a little extra. Good luck and have fun
Naomi T
6 July 2016|
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Response from Dibird50 | Reviewed this property |
sorry to say I don't remember but I think it was more like $15 but you had the observatory and the battle scene at fort knox with a lot of walking around and the fort to see along with them shooting off cannon balls