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Fort Popham State Historic Site

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Address: 10 Perkins Farm Ln, Phippsburg, ME 04562-4731
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Unique Historic Opportunity

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 August 2016
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles 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, go to Percy's for $10 and backtrack with good eats, and your own cooler or... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Visited in August with my three children. They all found it to be very exciting and intriguing. They loved the dark passages and exploring upstairs. It was fun because we were in the neighborhood, camping in Phippsburg, but I wouldn't go out of our way to visit this fort. We were there for no more than 1 hour as it... More 

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Marlborough, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Unlike a lot of historic sites, you get to experience this one up close and personal. You can see the tracks worn into the stone from the wheels of the large cannons (from practice; the fort was never in a battle). You can see how soldiers could have used the rifle ports. Great views from the top of the stairway.... More 

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Vermont, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

This fort has a second story that is accessed via a stairway and takes you to a series of small windows that give a nice view of Popham Beach and of Georgetown on the other side of the water.

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Bennington, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Great place to visit. Water is cold and current strong but everything is free. Parking is tough, very small area, get the early. Great restaurant on beach

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Stunning well crafted old FORT. Very fun place for kids to run around and enjoy history. Not much parking during the summer to the high beach traffic.

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Lehi, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

We had kayaked across the river to go to the beach, and went to the fort to explore. It's free. There are signs inside that explain about the fort. You can go up two sets of stairs, but not out on the top. Still a nice view. Nice to cool down from the hot sun at the beach.

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Quebec City, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Parking is limited and may be an issue. This is an interesting place to way around however not very big and not a lot of information to take in. As mentioned this is a cool way to spend 30-40 minutes not to mention its free.

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Thank shoconne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

A beautiful historic site to visit and it's free. It is well maintained. It's a great place to wander, with a nice sandy beach and a rocky area to explore at low tide.

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Repentigny, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Free to visit and wander through the nicely maintained ruins. Gives an idea of the conditions in which soldiers and milicia lived in this stategic defense fort.

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