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Open 10:00 a.m. to sunset daily from Memorial Day to Columbus Day unless otherwise posted at the gate. 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.

For more than 275 years, a fort has stood to protect the approaches to the Piscataqua River at the southern gateway to Kittery, Maine. The most recent of these is Fort McClary, named for New Hampshire native Major Andrew McClary who died at the Revolutionary War's Battle of Bunker Hill. Fort McClary stands today as one of the state's most important historic forts that dramatically preserves evidence of military history and changes in military architecture and technology.

The buildings presently on the site represent several different periods of construction as the fort was upgraded and modified to meet the area's defensive needs. The site was manned during five wars: The Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, Spanish-American War, and World War I. Like most other Maine forts, it saw little conflict.

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

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Kittery Point, Maine

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Fort McClary State Historic Site
Kittery Point, Maine
Park season: (207) 439-2845
Off season: (207) 490-4079 c/o the Lyman Forestry Office


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2 1/2 miles from U.S. Route 1 and Maine Turnpike on Kittery Point Road (Route 103) (turn at rotary)

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Friends of Fort McClary

Maine Office of Tourism