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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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WWI Fort in Great Condition

After stopping at Popham Beach, you should visit this historic fort in very good condition. You... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RKWh2o
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Providence, Rhode Island
Fort Popham

If you are visiting Popham Beach ,you should take a quick drive to the Fort ,easy to walk through... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2018
John P. G
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Maine
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10 Perkins Farm Ln, Phippsburg, ME 04562-4731
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+1 207-389-1335
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"kennebec river"
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"picnic tables"
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"historical information"
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"civil war"
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"piece of history"
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"great beach"
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"day trip"
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"worth the trip"
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"baldwin"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After stopping at Popham Beach, you should visit this historic fort in very good condition. You can walk on both levels and climb a stairway to the rooftop. Several explanatory panels on the 1st floor.

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Reviewed 22 March 2018

If you are visiting Popham Beach ,you should take a quick drive to the Fort ,easy to walk through ,nice surrounding water views . There is small Place to eat ,name of Spinneys nearby.

1  Thank John P. G
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

I’d been to Popham Beach but never to the historic Fort. Now I can’t wait to return! No charge, easy parking. Wonderful location for shooting interesting photos. I could spend half a day there just photographing the various rooms, sight lines, corners and stairs!

1  Thank Star C
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

Was looking for a suitable back drop that said 'Maine in October' - this filled that bill. Our car club publishes an Annual calendar and has a contest for photos for each of the twelve months. We were looking for scenes that were Maine coastal...More

1  Thank John R
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

If you like historical places, this is for you...along with Fort Baldwin. Found it interesting, just wish there was more of a writeup about it. Had to search Internet for more info. Did enjoy

1  Thank mandy292016
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

The Fort never was finished and you can't get to the top to have a good view. It has some stuff to read but, really not great.

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Parking is very limited, but worth spending a couple of hours for a self guided tour. The views are amazing.

1  Thank Mary Ann M
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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

A very relaxing area to enjoy a picnic or visit the fort. You can soak your feet in the always cold Maine ocean. Bring along a book and find a bench to enjoy it while watching the seals offshore.

1  Thank gypsywomen2
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

It is a bit run down as historical forts go - nothing like Fort Sumter or Castle Island. We were there on a rainy day and a good portion of the site is open to the rain. View of the harbor was very good

1  Thank duffymandg
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

Fort Popham is kinda cool, gateway to the Kennebec River which the intrepid [including Benedict Arnold] could travel all the way to Quebec. Now it is an interesting relic with minimal parking.

Thank Martin O
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Drew H
9 May 2017|
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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.
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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.
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Nancy42834
22 May 2016|
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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
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