There's always something new to learn at Old Fort Western!
Protecting, preserving and interpreting the 1754 National Historic Landmark fort, store and house on the Kennebec River in Augusta, Maine.
We were more
than a fort in the
built in 1754 and a
Maine’s and New
fort - a reminder
of the great contest
of cultures that dominated New England life 250 years
ago. James Howard’s Company garrisoned the Fort
and guarded the head of navigation on the Kennebec
in the 1750s and 60s. Benedict Arnold used the Fortsite
as a staging point for his assault on Quebec during
the American Revolution. Our collections and exhibits
put you in mind of those historic times.
Whether its fort, store or house, there’s a lot to
learn at Old Fort Western!