Part of our in-depth series exploring the forts of Northern Early America
Fort Edgecomb State Historic Site
66 Fort Road
Edgecomb, ME 04556
Park season: 207-882-7777
Off season: 207-624-6080
Watch boats motor by, catch a glimpse of playful harbor seals, or see nearby nesting osprey take flight as you enjoy a picnic on the waterfront at Fort Edgecomb State Historic Site. Located on Davis Island in the Sheepscott River, Fort Edgecomb traces its origins to the early 19th century. Interpretive panels unfold the events surrounding the Fort's history when hostilities in Europe dictated construction of forts to protect local residents.
The centerpiece of the fort is the Blockhouse that was completed in 1809 and represents the nation's best-preserved fort of this period. The Blockhouse sits on the highest point overlooking the Sheepscott River, and visitors are welcome to discover the views from the watchtower, or the horizontal musket ports.
During the summer months, guided tours and special events are planned. Please contact the Park staff for a current listing of events.
Take U.S. Route 1 south to the Edgecomb end of the Wiscasset bridge, then next right.
Memorial Day - Labor Day, Fee Charged
Picnic tables, Blockhouse, interpretive panels, restrooms