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Fort Western Holiday Schedule

The staff of Old Fort Western is pleased to announce that we will be participating in the City of Augusta’s Christmas Celebration in conjunction with the Augusta Downtown Alliance from November 27th until December 19th. Every Saturday from November 27th through December 18th and Sunday, December 19th, the Old Fort Western Gift Shop will be open from 10 am to 4 pm. Christmas shop with us and buy unique one-of-a-kind presents for your loved ones. 

On Saturday, November 27th, the Fort will also have a bonfire with s’mores (weather permitting) from 3 pm-5:30 pm.  
The Augusta fireworks will take place at 5 pm from the Eastside Boat Landing. We invite those shopping at our gift shop to view the fireworks from within the Fort's palisade. This vantage point is a truly spectacular view.


On Sunday, November 28th, and Sunday, December 5th, the gift shop will be open from 12 pm to 4 pm. On these days there will be a bonfire as well with Father Christmas in attendance to read “Twas the Night Before Christmas.”


Sunday, December 12th, is the Fort’s main event for the City of Augusta. “A Victorian Christmas at Fort Western," will take place from 12 pm to 4 pm. You are welcome to warm yourself by the hearth at Old Fort Western and participate in paper cutting and Christmas caroling. There will be games and goodies, stringing popcorn, and cutting paper ornaments. There will be a reading of 'The Night Before Christmas' and hot chocolate available. Again the Gift Shop will be open with a bonfire.


Admission is free; however, donations are welcome. All proceeds benefit our education programs.


To preserve, protect and interpret the 1754 National Historic Landmark
, Store, House and Tenement on the Kennebec River
in Maine's Capitol City.