Located on Fort Road, off Eddy Road, and only a short drive from US 1 or ME 27, entry to this historic site is $2 per adult Maine resident. Parking is on a gravel lot. The fort’s octagonal Blockhouse (1809), built of hewn logs and intended to protect Wiscasset Harbor, overlooks the Sheepscott River. Its barracks, storehouse, gun batteries, and other structures no longer exist. Interpretive panels explain the site’s history. The fort’s two-level interior more clearly reveals its defensive purpose. A narrow staircase links the levels. Cannon ports and musket slots look out across the river. A picnic area, near the shoreline, affords a great place to watch seabirds, wildlife, and boaters offshore. The landscape here is classic mid-coast Maine at its finest. Its rustic stonewalls and wide grassy areas add to its timeless appeal for families and other visitors.
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