Advertisement

Old Fort Western officially reopens for the season

America’s oldest surviving wooden fort re-opened its gates to visitors today in Augusta.
Updated: May. 29, 2021 at 4:10 PM EDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) - America’s oldest surviving wooden fort re-opened its gates to visitors today in Augusta.

Old Fort Western, built-in 1754, is once again welcoming guests from all over in a more normal fashion for tours of the national landmark.

The fort was open to tourists last summer in a very limited capacity.

Along with tours, visitors can enjoy the fort’s unique gift shop.

Admission prices range from $10 to no charge for active-duty military and Augusta residents.

Folks with Old Fort Western say they are expecting a busy summer.

“It’s kind of exciting I guess, it’s mixed emotions you know. We’re hoping everything goes well. We were open last summer but on a more limited basis. The rain kind of almost slowed things down for us this morning, but we’re happy to have people, and we’re hoping to have a good summer,” said Greg Edwards, a Historic Interpreter at Old Fort Western.

The Fort will be open Friday thru Monday, 10 am-4 pm for the month of June.

In July and August, they will be open 10 to 4 daily.

Copyright 2021 WABI. All rights reserved.