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“There's always something to learn”
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!
Great little spot. When you arrive, you will form a group, and be led around by a docent/guide in period clothing. Our guide was a young man who obviously enjoyed his job. He explained the fort... Read more
"Old Fort Western." Before I read the sign I though it was called "Old Fort Westin", because of the Mainer accent. I now know my error. I have been here multiple times for field trips with 4th... Read more
Wonderful tour and definitely worth the stop! It's free until the end of June so get a tour while you can! The gentleman who guided us was lovely and shared a ton of information. Read more
Old Fort Western Museum
- Mon - Fri: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
- Sun, Sat: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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