Fort McClary State Historic Site
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A 19th century fort with hiking trails and picnicking areas overlooking Pepperrell Cove. A modest donation is on the honor system. Spend the afternoon at the fort then head over to Frisbee's Wharf for drinks and al fresco dinner.
30 min drive to learn about and see the remnants of Maine’s first defense against enemy intruders during the 19th century. Visit Fort McClary (fee of $1-3 to be left in dropbox) to see a beautifully restored hexagonal blockhouse. Next to it are a magazine and a brick rifleman’s house. Granite…
lots of history here, good explanations, lovely views. kids like the cannons and fortified granite walls
there are a few old forts in the area, cool to check out and get a historic perspective on the coastal network of forts and lighthouses.
Right in our backyard, so to speak, this was a Revolutionary fort. It has a commanding view over the harbor. Visiting the stockade, even in the best of times, you can appreciate how difficult a time our fore fathers had against the British and the elements. Once a year they use the location for…