Old Fort Western located downtown Augusta, Maine is the oldest surviving wood fort in New England, this 1754 structure houses historic collections.

Fort Western is a former British colonial outpost at the head of navigation on the Kennebec River at modern Augusta, Maine, United States. It was built in 1754 during the French and Indian War, and is now a National Historic Landmark and local historic site owned by the city. Its main building, the only original element of the fort to survive, was restored in 1920 and now depicts its original use as a trading post.

The fort and store are maintained as a museum and are open to the public during the summer months.

Location: 16 Cony Street in Augusta, ME


All visitors and staff are required to practice social distancing while on the Fort Grounds, and wear face masks while in the main Fort garrison building.
New Hours:
June: Saturdays, Sunday, and Monday, 10am-4 pm
July 1 - Oct 12, Fri-Sat, Sun, and Mon, 10am-4 pm
Last tour of the day starts at 3:30 pm.


Fees (2020):
Adults                  $10.00
Children (6-14)        $  6.00
Children (under 6)         Free
Seniors (65 and older) $  8.00
Veterans                $  8.00
Active Military            Free
Augusta Residents        Free

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