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

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Mary Ann M
Wonderful historical site

A very relaxing area to enjoy a picnic or visit the fort. You can soak your feet in the always... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
gypsywomen2
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10 Perkins Farm Ln, Phippsburg, ME 04562-4731
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+1 207-389-1335
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"small beach"
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"historical information"
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"pack a lunch"
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"piece of history"
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"day trip"
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"worth the trip"
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"baldwin"
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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

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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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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Great day at the beach! Kids had fun playing in the ocean and visiting the fort! It is very cool to see a piece of history!!

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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

The fort is at the tip of a peninsula at the mouth of the Kennebec river. It has really cool architectural features in brick and stone. Great photography but bring your flash, and a flashlight! There are a few lightless rooms that I would have...More

Thank Kimberly C
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

This is an awesome place to spend an hour or so. Bring bug spray, There are Mosquitos and other biting type bugs. We put the bug spray on and didn't have a problem.

Thank bjanavice
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Reviewed 7 June 2017

I have never seen a fort like this one. It's not your typical fort. It was awesome and magnificent in its design overlooking the ocean. It was interesting and beyond belief at how it was built back in those days with the huge rocks/boulders. It's...More

2  Thank cguillau
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This is a great day trip to take with your kids if you're in the area. The fort is fairly small in size and doesn't open up until memorial day. There is a beach off to the right and some beautiful views of the local...More

1  Thank OldIrishCurmudgeon
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

This place is so interesting. You can walk all through it. Take a flash light because there are some dark corners to explore. It looks out over the water. When done take a walk on the beach. We saw a few seals enjoying the water....More

Thank kuttfam
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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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