Fort Knox and Penobscot Narrows Observatory
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View this Fort from the Bucksport waterfront about 20 minutes south of the Cottage. Drive across the Penobscot Narrows Bridge and go visit the Fort for a great tour of history.
The Fort Knox Historic Site features one of the best-preserved examples of coastal defense fortifications constructed in the mid-1800s. It is America's first fort named after Major General Henry Knox. The fort is open seasonally to the public from May 1st to October 31st from 9am to 6pm (7pm in…
Built between 1844 and 1869, it was the first fort in Maine built entirely of granite; most previous forts used wood, earth, and stone. It is named after Major General Henry Knox, the first U.S. Secretary of War and Commander of Artillery during the American Revolutionary War. As a virtually…