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Description

Open 9:00 a.m. to sunset daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Fee charged. Visitors may continue to enjoy the park during the off season by parking outside the gate and walking in during these same hours. Please be aware that facilities are closed during the off season.

Watch boats motor by, catch a glimpse of playful harbor seals, or see nearby nesting osprey take flight as you enjoy a picnic on the waterfront at Fort Edgecomb State Historic Site. Located on Davis Island in the Sheepscott River, Fort Edgecomb traces its origins to the early 19th century. Interpretive panels unfold the events surrounding the Fort's history when hostilities in Europe dictated construction of forts to protect local residents.

The centerpiece of the fort is the Blockhouse that was completed in 1809 and represents the nation's best-preserved blockhouse of this period. It sits on the highest point overlooking the Sheepscott River, and visitors are welcome to discover the views from the horizontal musket ports.

During the summer months, guided tours and special events are planned. Please contact the Park staff for a current listing of events.

View detailed plans of the fort from the Historic American Building Survey here.

Fort Edgecomb State Historic Site - Video - Watch a video about what you can expect to see and things to do!

If you are interested in learning about geology around the state, check out the Maine Geological Survey Searchable Database.

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Activities

  • Fishing

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Rules

Consider lending a hand. Contact us if you would like to help with stewardship or maintenance work.

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Services and Facilities

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Location

Edgecomb, Maine

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Fees

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Contact

Fort Edgecomb State Historic Site
66 Fort Road
Edgecomb, ME 04556
Park season: (207) 882-7777

Maps

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Directions and Parking

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Take U.S. Route 1 to the Edgecomb end of the Wiscasset bridge, then turn onto Eddy Road.