There's always something new to learn at Old Fort Western!Protecting, preserving and interpreting the 1754 National Historic Landmark fort, store and house on the Kennebec River in Augusta, Maine.We were more than a fort in the 18th century... Old Fort Western, built in 1754 and a National Historic Landmark, is Maine's and New England's oldest surviving wooden fort - a reminder of the great contest of cultures that dominated New England life 250 years ago. James Howard's Company garrisoned the Fort and guarded the head of navigation on the Kennebec in the 1750s and 60s. Benedict Arnold used the Fortsite as a staging point for his assault on Quebec during the American Revolution. Our collections and exhibits put you in mind of those historic times.Whether its fort, store or house, there's a lot to learn at Old Fort Western!
"Hallowell is an experience". All will agree that Hallowell offers a wide array of sites, shops, history, food, nature, work, play and people. Explore Water Street, lined with galleries, antique shops, fine restaurants and service businesses, blends into exquisite historic houses and beyond to beautiful country hiking trails and waterfalls. Hallowell is just 12 miles away.
Freeport is home of LL Bean and many other well known shops and outlets. Well known for its outlet shopping, the town is rich also in beauty, history, and recreational opportunities. A shopper's haven located only 27 miles away.
Located just 34 miles from the campground is this popular resort town tucked in around a picturesque harbor, Boothbay Harbor retains the look of an old-fashioned seaport. Whale-watching excursions, puffin cruises and deep-sea-fishing charters all depart from the harbor. There are many shopping opportunities and a number of scenic vistas to capture on film.