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All reviews honor system lots of history picnic lunch new castle kittery point history buff picnic area self guided tour granite blocks small donation great history vice president block house interesting information great view of the harbor maine history nice stop
This site was a do-it-yourself walk. Signage was a great help to envision what the area must have been like and how strategically important it was to the various war efforts. One can see Fort Foster's influence on the entire area. Good to know what...More
Stopped on our way to Kennebunkport driving along the coast of Maine. Fee to visit is honor system, make sure you have singles and cash to put into a box.
The views were very nice of the little bay which gave the fort which sits...More
How does a fort tell us anything about technology? It turns out that time and time again we always try to defend against threats from the past instead of concentrating on the here and now.
This fort is a testament to the construction of a...More
Fort McClary offers an interesting insight into the early defensive models of this country through the mid-1800's. It was one of five forts around the Portsmouth Harbor. You can see how weapons were placed for defense in addition to examples of some of the cannon...More
Our first trip here even though we’ve been coming to Maine for decades. This hidden gem is a perfect picnic spot with incredible views of Whaleback and Portsmouth lighthouses. Gorgeous. We were lucky enough to watch a freighter be lead out to sea by a...More
A sea protection point used in various ways from late 1600's to 1868, when closed as obsolete. Good signage describes the history. Blockhouse is from 1840's, other buildings from 1810 and the walls never finished from 1864-68. A nice over view of the local sailing...More
We’ve been coming here for 40 years, and it’s always been a favorite stop for beautiful views of the coast, a reminder of the history in the area, and a great spot for a quite walk.
If you haven’t stopped here, you should.
We were driving in the area just looking for a view and found this little gem. It does have an honor system to pay when you enter and please do, local parks like this need the support.
The history of this fort is interesting and...More
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Please disregard my previous answers to the swimming query about FT McClary/ I was the one who was wrong. It was simply because i had just spent the last two days at Fort Foster, and misread the question. Both Arlene and... More
Please disregard my previous answers to the swimming query about FT McClary/ I was the one who was wrong. It was simply because i had just spent the last two days at Fort Foster, and misread the question. Both Arlene and Jason are correct, actually even I was, as i commented about Jason, thinking he had the two forts mixed up. But it was I , lol. apologies to all. Fort Foster is the spot i was speaking of. Chexk it out, google it or ask your GPS. Its a whole lot bigger and has much more to offer. Its off Rt 103 N about 3 miles north of FT McClary. NO swimming @FT McClary.