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Great experience to check on history. Good for photography, and family outing. I could not make it... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Patricia B
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Winslow, Maine, United States
Lots of history!

We were able to view this fort from the water while on a cruise in Portland. Such history! We... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2017
Slick5276
,
Salisbury, North Carolina
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Great experience to check on history. Good for photography, and family outing. I could not make it out to the lighthouse because of the gaps in the rocks.

Thank Patricia B
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

We were able to view this fort from the water while on a cruise in Portland. Such history! We were in awe as the guide told us about it.

Thank Slick5276
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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

History of the area is fascinating. Fort was manned during every major battle the US has engaged in Colonial through WW2. Great place to walk and appreciate history.

Thank Y5314AAscottl
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

There are some great views from here. No public rest rooms but they have portables if you were desperate.

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Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

This is a fun place to wander around but the parking is limited and there are no washrooms. There is a port-a-potty but it was filthy. The walk out to the lighthouse was enjoyable and it was peaceful standing beside the lighthouse watching the water...More

Thank traveller789789
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Reviewed 11 May 2017

Points of interest near and far visible from Fort Preble. The fort is not much itself, just walls where cannons could aim out at passing boats. Unfortunately no trace of the actual weaponry left. Portland Breakwater Light is visible to the north, Spring Point Light...More

Thank Kristen F
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

We had taken a harbor cruise and made a stop at Fort Preble where the guide gave us some interesting facts about the fort and its history. We thought it was interesting and plan to come back to explore it further.

Thank ct-cruisers
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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

While on our adventure up the east coast, we wanted to see lighthouses but we ended up seeing just as many forts. This was yet another fort that wasn't part of our "plans" but ended up being something we enjoyed. It's very scenic here. There...More

Thank TNharleychick
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

I've visited this site numerous times, over the past 5 years, the latest being in May of 2016. It is adjacent to the Portland Head Lighthouse. For the history buff, it's a great freewalk at your own leisure to see the remnants of that fort....More

2  Thank Litehous
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Reviewed 24 June 2016

This site is a little small, yet the history behind it is very interesting! The site is very accessible by wheelchairs, except for the lighthouse... very rough walk along the jetty.

Thank Doug R
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