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Old Fort Western, Augusta

Categories: Historic Sites, Military Facilities, Tourist Spots
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3.9/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web
Old Fort Western (1754) National Historic Landmark is America's oldest surviving wooden French & Indian War era garrison in North America illuminating 300 years of Maine and New England History.
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  • Worth a visit if you are in Augusta. Oldest fort in the country. Any repairs are done with historians and archaeologists that ensure period accuracy. Peter was an excellent tour guide and was engaging...  read more »
  • We went to the Fort to pacify our son of 12 years and instead the visit proved more interesting than we expected. Very nice guide, prepared and available to answer questions. Inside also has original period furniture and weapons parts. It's like even our daughter of almost 18 years.
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  • Fort Western is the oldest continuously operated wood fort in the US at more than 250 years old. Except that most of the fort was reconstructed in modern times and "continuously operated" includes its...  read more »
  • Good example of early colonial building practices and how early settlers lived. The Fort is open May 30th through October 10th.
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