Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site, New Harbor

#7 of 26 in Nature in Mid Coast Maine
Must see · State Park · Historic Site
Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site is a publicly owned historic property operated by the state of Maine near Pemaquid Beach in Bristol, Maine. The site includes the reconstructed Fort William Henry, archaeological remains of 17th- and 18th-century village buildings and fortifications, and a museum with artifacts found on the site including musket balls, coins, pottery, and early hardware.
Pemaquid was a major regional flashpoint in the late 17th-century and early 18th-century conflicts between English and French settlers, and between English settlers and the local Native population. The site has been of historical and archaeological interest since the late 19th century and has been a state park since 1903. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1969 (as "Pemaquid Restoration and Museum") and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1993 (as "Pemaquid Archeological Site").
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  • The buildings are closed this year (tower, Fort House & Museum) because of COVID-19, but there is new and improved signage on the grounds and outdoor colonial demonstrations on site - and the grounds....  more »
  • Beautiful and Historical. Wish though, that preservationists would restore enough for public access
  • Another one of Maine's great historical sites. My daughter and I have been here a few times since she was born. The fort is a very nice experience as well as the other historical buildings on the property. It overlooks the bay, has a small Beach area at low tide, and is a great place to stop and learn some of the history of how it was here in Maine.

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