Fort O'Brien State Historic Site

Fort O'Brien State Historic Site


Location:5 miles from Machias on Route 92.
Facilities:Historic structures; picnic tables. Open Memorial Day-Labor Day.
Special Features:Fort was built in 1775 and destroyed by the British in the same year. It was refortified in 1777 and destroyed once again by the British in 1814. Well-preserved earthworks which overlook Machias Bay were erected for a battery of guns in 1863. The first naval engagement of the Revolution was fought offshore in 1775, five days before the battle at Bunker Hill. Fort is one of a few in Maine that were active during three wars.
Address:c/o Bureau of Parks & Lands
106 Hogan Rd
Bangor, ME 04401

Phone:207-941-4014
Web: www.maine.gov/doc/parks/programs/db_search
Size: 2 acres.

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