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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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  • This fort was built before the Revolutionary War! It has one of the oldest buildings in the country. The interpreter, Greg, was fantastic. He had so much knowledge and understanding of life in the...  more »
  • We stopped here on our visit to see the State Capital Building. We had read about its building during the French and Indian War but did not know how beautiful its location was on the Kennebec River.....  more »

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