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Fort Western, Augusta

Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Military Facility
Fort Western is a former British colonial outpost at the head of navigation on the Kennebec River at modern Augusta, Maine, United States. It was built in 1754 during the French and Indian War, and is now a National Historic Landmark and local historic site owned by the city. Its main building, the only original element of the fort to survive, was restored in 1920 and now depicts its original use as a trading post.
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  • The fort is one of the few remaining wooden forts in the US. It was built to be a supply depot during the French & Indian War. After the war, the captain of the garrison bought it and kept it up as a....  more »
  • While passing through Augusta to get to the coast, I was too early to take the tour, but Fort Western's exterior is remarkable and very historic, seeing that it's the oldest wooden garrison building.....  more »
  • Looked around, school kids being toured. No one spoke to us, looked around and left. Not much to see...  more »

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