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Summer Bucket List: Fort Knox

Have you ever been to the Fort Knox Historic Site or seen the view from the of the Penobscot Narrows Bridge Observatory? Good news - both the fort and observatory have reopened to the public after being closed due to the pandemic! So, what are you waiting for?

Standing guard over the Penobscot Narrows, Fort Knox and the Penobscot Narrows Bridge are a familiar sight to those driving north on Route 3 toward Bucksport. Built in the mid-1800s, the fort was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1970 and is one of the best-preserved examples of military fortification on the New England coast. The bridge was opened to the public in May 2007 and is the tallest public bridge observatory in the world!

Open year-round, the historic site hosts Civil War reenactments, a pirate festival, Shakespeare Under the Stars, and the Ghosts of Fort Knox Tours.

Ready to plan your visit? Head over to their website for more information.


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