Fort Western: A Pilgrims Paradise

Spring, Summer, Winter, Fall:Fort Western is a striking presence. It is situated on the east bank of the historic Kennebec River in Augusta, Maine. Built in 1754 it is America’s oldest surviving wooden fort. Fort Western was used as a storehouse to support Fort Halifax, to the north. The great fort was garrisoned from 1754 to 1767. Benedict Arnold used Fort Western for his assault on Quebec during the American Revolution. Walk in visits are available from Memorial Day through Labor Day. There are also special events held throughout the entire year. Next time you are heading to Augusta be sure to stop at Historic Fort Western.