WELCOME TO OLD FORT WESTERN
The National Historic Landmark, Fort, Store, and House on the Kennebec River in Augusta, Maine. Tour our reconstructed Fort, including the original 1754 Garrison building, 1921 reconstructed Blockhouses, 1988 reconstructed Watch Boxes, and 1916 reconstructed Palisade. Reconstructions are all based on archaeological evidence, written documents, and existing structures of the same era.
Things to See and Do
- Learn how it all began with the 1628 Plimouth Trading Post at Cushnoc.
- Tour our garrison building, the oldest French & Indian War garrison in the country, and learn about the life of a French & Indian War soldier.
- Learn how the garrison building survived to the present because of its adaptability and repurpose into a store, house, and tenement apartment.
- Bring the kids and learn about the life of a French & Indian War soldier while marching on the parade ground, while experiencing the sights, sounds, and smells of the 18th century, or participate in 18th-century crafts or games during one of our special events