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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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An Historic Union Fort

If you are a Civil War buff or just think forts and castles are cool, the gray granite shell of Fort Popham makes for a good visit. There is limited parking, but there were few... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 September 2015
EdgarCosset
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Brooklyn, New York
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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

If you are a Civil War buff or just think forts and castles are cool, the gray granite shell of Fort Popham makes for a good visit. There is limited parking, but there were few cars on the foggy July Sunday we visited, and picnic tables were clear with only one helpful gull in attendance. The ground floor and most... More 

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Millinocket, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

I have an 8 year old grandson that wished this was in his backyard! He loved exploring this Fort. Glad we stopped!

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Hudson, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

Interesting fort from the Civil War era that you can poke around in... doesn't take very long to walk through but it's still a cool place to stop when in the area and read a little of the history of the fort. There's a small parking lot outside, so finding parking on a busy day may be an issue, but... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

Pretty neat fort. Didn't take a ton of time to visit/tour. Pretty cool how they built and structured the fort.

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Loudonville, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

If you like old fort ruins, this is the place. It is interesting and has information boards with the history. The only thing I might add is that it is a bit out of the way to go see. It has picnic area and a couple restaurants so you can enjoy the view.

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Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

This was an interesting fort...never completed, never fought at. An uphill walk gets you there. There is no charge so it is worth a look. Bring bug spray because there are Mosquitos!

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

It was a nice day and the parking was mobbed. Parking was limited (so get there early if it is a warm summer day). We had a nice walk on the beach. Popham Colony (in Phippsburg) was founded a few months after Jamestown in 1607. Unfortunately it only lasted less than a year. There is no fee for the fort... More 

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Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

Once you tour the entire fort, which doesn't really take that long, the kids get bored. There really isn't much to see here, but the fort does have some great views of the ocean.

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

Neat place to spend some time. This fort is huge and right on a beach with restraint and store. Free parking get there early and spend the day.

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Plainville,Ma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

This was our second attempt to visit this fort. The parking is very limited but the sights you get to see was well worth the wait. Stair cases the lead to dead ends, pitch black rooms to explore.

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