Fort Popham State Historic Site
10 Perkins Farm Land
Phippsburg, ME 04562
State Park: Birding, Hike, History, Picnic, Walk
Fort Popham is a semi-circular granite fort built in 1861 for use during the Civil War. Modifications were made and the fort used again in the Spanish American War and World War 1. Historical records conclude that fortifications, probably wooden, existed here and protected the Kennebec settlements during the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. It was nearby that the English made their first attempt to colonize New England in 1607.