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Location Lat 47.251738 / Lon -68.593704

Off U.S. Route 1 / West Main St., Fort Kent

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Open 9:00 a.m. to sunset daily from Memorial Day to September 30th 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.

Fort Kent State Historic Site bears the distinguished honor as one of Maine's few National Historic Landmarks, a testimony to its important role in securing the state and national border. Named after Maine's Governor Edward Kent, Fort Kent served as Maine's northern post during the international border dispute during the Aroostook War, and is Maine's first, state-owned historic site.

The Blockhouse, which housed officers in the mid-1800s, today welcomes visitors who come to explore the uppermost reaches of Maine. Eastern coastal Route 1 begins in the town of Fort Kent and stretches south to Key West, Florida. The northern terminus of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway is a short distance to the West and Aroostook State Park, with camping and picnicking can be reached off US Route 1 south of Presque Isle.

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

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Fort Kent 150th Anniversary Celebration

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Fort Kent, Maine

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Fort Kent State Historic Site
c/o Aroostook State Park
87 State Park Road
Presque Isle, ME 04769
(207) 768-8341


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Off Route 1 in the town of Fort Kent