Fort McClary State Park is located in Kittery. Use our Kittery trip planning site to add Fort McClary State Park and other attractions to your Kittery vacation plans.
Create an itinerary including Fort McClary State Park
Unable to display map at this time. Please try again later.
Places to stay near Fort McClary State Park
Fort McClary State Park Reviews
Un fort en bois du XVIIIe siècle qui gardait la baie de Portsmouth. Joli point de vue sur le phare de Portsmouth. more »A wooden fort in the 18th century, guarding the Bay of Portsmouth. Nice view of the Portsmouth lighthouse.
This is one of the hidden gem historical forts in Maine. While it is not as extensive as Fort Knox in Prospect, Maine, or as well known as Fort Popham bear Popham Beach, Fort McCleary is interesting, ... more »
The old for has some interesting features but there is not a lot on information about the fort. Good for a quick stop more »
Fort McClary is one of the best Fort/Park experiences I've had in a long while. I'd never even heard of it, but the wife and I were in York and saw the sign, so we decided to go check it out - as it was only six miles away. We were not disappointed. First off, the park is beautiful and well-maintained, with lots of nooks and crannies to explore, and gorgeous views of the water. Second, the park only asks for a small donation per person, making this place in particular a very low-cost, interesting destination to bring children. They'll be able to play in and around the old block house and grounds for hours. Will definitely come back at a later date.
We've now been to visit twice, and have enjoyed the views and history very much both times. The second time we allowed for more time to explore allowing us to actually see and enjoy more and more of the whole fort. Beautiful views!!!! Very interesting history and we very much enjoyed the actual work it took to make the fort what it is. Loved how informational the signs posted were to learn about the fort. I would recommend allowing for at least 2 or 3 hours to really be able to enjoy the fort for what it is and really explore. Great for active people, couples, and families as it is a bit of a workout to get around, very hilly. I would recommend very comfortable and supportive footwear, no high heels here. Also while you'd be able to enjoy some of the views from a wheelchair, not much of the fort is wheelchair accessible unfortunately.
Very interesting historical site. And a great example of fortifications of the era. I have been multiple times and enjoy walking the grounds on a nice day and looking into the bay.
Located right over the New Hampshire boarder, Fort McClary, can be found in Kittery Point, Maine. Fort McClary is a historic site today and well maintained for what is left. Originally, used for defense anyone approaching the harbor of Portsmouth, New Hampshire and the US Naval Shipyard. This place is great for adults, kids, even dogs. Plenty of room to have a picnic and enjoy the beautiful scenery. There are trails. - They are short, but fun. Unfortunately, the fort itself, is not handicap friendly. The stairs are very narrow and they turn making it almost impossible to even bring a stroller for a child. Otherwise, we had a fantastic time and we hope to go back soon on a nice sunny day and enjoy a picnic! Admission is free but donations are always accepted. Bring the whole family!
Love history great for family and friends just to gather and learn about history and spend time together
Plan your trip to Kittery
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Best things to do in Kittery
Side trips from Kittery
Long Sands Beach
Visit for: 3h
Visit for: 3h
York's Wild Kingdom Zoo and Fun Park
Visit for: 3h
Short Sands Beach
Visit for: 3h
Portland Head Light
Visit for: 1h 30min
Fort Williams Park
Visit for: 2h 30min
Plans to Fort McClary State Park by other users
7 days in Hampton Falls BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 45 days in Maine BY A USER FROM CANADA June, culture, outdoors, beaches, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, beaches, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Salem BY A USER FROM CANADA September, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Salem BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, romantic, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Maine BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in New Castle BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Maine BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Kittery BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Portsmouth BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 29 days in Kittery BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 2 days in Portsmouth BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
Are you the owner of this business?Click here for promotion tips.