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Fort George State Park

Battle Avenue, Castine, ME
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Interesting earthwork fort. Small site, near maine maritime academy.We had the site to ourselves... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
winkme
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Weird

A park that has seen better days. They put a baseball diamond in the middle of the fort. That was... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
ik631
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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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  • Very good35%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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Battle Avenue, Castine, ME
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Interesting earthwork fort. Small site, near maine maritime academy.We had the site to ourselves. Could have used more informational signs .

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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

A park that has seen better days. They put a baseball diamond in the middle of the fort. That was weird. The town looks well off compared to surrounding towns yet this place seems like it's ignored. The lawn isn't even mowed. Don't go out...More

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Reviewed 28 April 2017

Thereare afew signs here that give you the history of this spot.Many nations were involved,you will have to visit to get the scoop.The British navy chased an American naval force up the river from Castine where our ships were scuttled and burned find out all...More

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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...More

1  Thank wdlander
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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...More

2  Thank Bear59
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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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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.

1  Thank linda c
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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".

1  Thank simon s
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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.

2  Thank Gene B
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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,...More

2  Thank Excursus
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