Fort Baldwin re-opens on June 1st. Conditions will be monitored and access is subject to change. Please check for access and COVID-19 updates by using this link to the Bureau's Safety page.
Location Lat 43.753063 / Lon -69.788659
Fifteen (15) miles south of Bath off Route 209, on the Fort Baldwin Road in Phippsburg
Hours / Season Open May 1 to Sept. 30 from 9:00 a.m. to sunset unless otherwise posted at the entry. No facilities available. Visitors are welcome to explore the grounds during the off season. Please be aware that the trail to the Fort is not plowed.
Built between 1905 and 1912 and named for Jeduthan Baldwin, an engineer for the Colonial army during the Revolutionary War, Fort Baldwin originally consisted of three batteries (Cogan, Hardman, and Hawley). Battery Cogan had two three-inch guns, Battery Hardman had one six-inch disappearing gun, and Battery Hawley had two six-inch pedestal guns. All of these guns were removed in July 1924. During the First World War, Forts Baldwin and Popham held a garrison of two hundred soldiers including the 13th and 29th Coast Artillery. During the Second World War, D Battery, 8th Coast Artillery manned the fort from 1941 to 1943.
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Open to public year round.
Popham Beach State Park
10 Perkins Farm Lane
Phippsburg, ME 04562
c/o Popham Beach State Park
Directions and Parking
Use the gravel parking lot on Fort Baldwin Road in the Popham Village section of Phippsburg and walk up the gravel pathway to the batteries and tower.