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Fort Western, Augusta

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Military Facility
Fort Western is a former British colonial outpost at the head of navigation on the Kennebec River at modern Augusta, Maine, United States. It was built in 1754 during the French and Indian War, and is now a National Historic Landmark and local historic site owned by the city. Its main building, the only original element of the fort to survive, was restored in 1920 and now depicts its original use as a trading post.
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  • While passing through Augusta to get to the coast, I was too early to take the tour, but Fort Western's exterior is remarkable and very historic, seeing that it's the oldest wooden garrison building.....  more »
  • This fort was built in the 1700s next to the river and it looks now like it did back then. There are lots of folks here dressed up in period clothing, including soldiers, who help show what a...  more »

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