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Address: Battle Avenue, Castine, ME
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Originally known as Fort Penobscot, Fort George was the last post...

Originally known as Fort Penobscot, Fort George was the last post surrendered by the British at the end of the Revolutionary War.

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gorgeous stone fortress

Just another example of the historical architecture that makes this town so lovely. This town is historic for early battles fought here.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tl D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just another example of the historical architecture that makes this town so lovely. This town is historic for early battles fought here.

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Post Falls, Idaho
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

We found this when a phone app beeped us and told us there was a historic old fort here.Really/Who Knew/ We spent about 45 minutes poking around, and there just happened to be local historian there training two folks to give tour talks about the place. this was the last British stronghold before the British Army abandoned the fight against... More 

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Norwich, Vermont
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

Enjoyed exploring the site of Fort George at Castine (formerly known as Bagaduce), mainly because of its history and of its importance to Great Britain. This was Britain's largest fort in North America, and it was constructed as a "palisades earthworks fort" during the Revolutionary War. In 1779, the Americans sent in 39 ships under the command of Brigadier General... More 

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Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

I totally enjoyed walking around the Fort grounds. My son a history buff, love reading and seeing the grounds. If your traveling with children it's a great place for them to run around.

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Carmel, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

The cannons (18th century are still here and you can walk around and have a great view of the harbor. there are stairs to go down to the water's edge. Stop at Markel's for sandwiches and have a picnic. Good for couples or families.

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Felton, California
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Reviewed 8 November 2014

It park isn't much in itself, but you get a nice history lesson from the readings. Earthworks are still standing and you get a bit of the feeling of what it may have been like "way back then".

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Castine, Maine, United States
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Reviewed 24 November 2012

Ft George isn't actually a park but a historical site. The remains of a late 18th century fort are still in place, lots of room for kids to clamber around and the views on a clear day are quite good.

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Dartmouth, Canada
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Reviewed 26 October 2012

Castine has a complex relationship with the British Empire, both in the Revolutionary War (greatest US naval defeat before Pearl Harbor) and (especially) the War of 1812. Fort George (named after a British king) is an earthwork fort, with a baseball diamond in one corner, that resonates if you know your history, but probably doesn't look like much more than... More 

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St. George, Bermuda
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Reviewed 23 October 2012

Having read the book by Bernard Cornwell called The Fort decided to come and check the area out. The fort is stil partially there and you could envisage how the battle took place. There is a military academy in the vicinity which is quite fitting. A small but quaint town with some beautiful homes along the waterfront. A lighthouse which... More 

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MA
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Reviewed 18 August 2012

Beautiful small town with Wilson archaeological museum, amazing homes in Castine. Picturesque waterfront with a must-see Maine lighthouse.

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