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“Not your ordinary Fort.”
Review of Fort Huger

Fort Huger
Ranked #8 of 16 things to do in Smithfield
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Reviewed 13 April 2016

Maybe I'm ill informed, but here in Maine when we talk about forts of this age they are stone. I did not know that forts could be built with nothing but dirt. I was amazed by the elaborate design and the fore thought that went into the location. Knowing nothing about this site I was able to gain knowledge just by reading the plaques. There was some walking involved from the parking lot to the actual fort, but the path and bridge were very well maintained.

Thank JJfrmme
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Reviewed 3 April 2016

Nice short walking trail to the site of the long ago fort. Historical placards are posted and replica canyons are in place to get a feel for the times of war. We visited on a sunny spring day and enjoyed the outdoors.

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Reviewed 25 March 2016

There isn't really a fort in the traditional sense, but more of a shore battery location. Although the reproduction canons and riverviews make it a good photo op and worth a stop. The site also overlooks the "Ghost fleet" which has been greatly reduced in recent years but still interesting.

Thank rca2011
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Reviewed 5 March 2016

It was interesting but there is really nothing there we enjoyed being able to see the ghost ships more than walking around dirt mounds

Thank Maznblue
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Reviewed 3 January 2016

This is a Civil War fort and has infomation and markers in the area describing it. There is a trail through the woods and over a little bridge to get to the fort. Replica cannons surround the area and the fort gives great views of the James River and the ghost fleet!

Thank MissVA2006
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