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Fort Knox State Park

Fort Knox is located on the west bank of the Penobscot River in Prospect, Maine, in an area known as the Penobscot Narrows, Fort Knox is one of the best preserved fortifications on the New England seacoast. The Fort has many architectural features present only to itself, as well as a rich history behind it's cannon batteries.

Come explore the Fort and discover this treasure of Maine and United States History. Fort Knox is open May 1 - Nov 1, from 8:30 - sunset. The grounds are open year round for your visiting pleasure.

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The newly constructed Penobscot Narrows Bridge boasts an observation tower, rising 420’ above sea level, which may only be accessed through the Fort. Set to open this spring the observation tower will provide a breathtaking view of the Penobscot River Valley, and is the only observatory like it in the Western Hemisphere!

Admission Fees
Fort Knox
$3.00 Adults
$1.00 Children 5 - 11
Children under 5 and Seniors over 65 are free!
For More Information about The Fort visit their website by clicking here

2010 Preliminary Friends of Fort Knox special event schedule.

September 4-5, Saturday and Sunday, TBA

September 11th , Saturday, The 8th Annual Medieval Tournament: Knights will have armored combat, medieval music played, arts and science displays will be on hand and an archery demonstration will take place.

Tentative Day Schedule - On the Parade Ground
9:45-10:00 Opening Procession into Fort
10:00-11:00 Rapier Duels & Fencing Melees
11:00-12:00 Live Music & Dance Presentation
12:00–1:00 Pas d’Armes Tournament of Knightly Combat, opened by our youth fighters
1:00-1:30 Fashion Show on the Parade Grounds
1:30:-2:15 Rapier Duels & Fencing Melees
2:15-3:00 Live Music & Dance Presentation
3:00-4:00 Pas d’Armes Tournament of Knightly Combat, opened by our youth fighters
Around the Fort
10:00-4:00 Arts & Science Exhibits in the Gun Bays
Battery A - times will be listed on site
  Thrown weapons demonstrations
  Combat archery demonstrations

October 9-10, Saturday and Sunday, 10 AM until 4 PM, 6th Maine Battery Cannon Firings - a full-scale Civil War era Parrot cannon firing demonstration will take place throughout the day. This cannon is the real deal and will provide some explosive excitement for all who visit. Click Here for a YouTube Video of the 2009 Cannon Firing

October, 22/23 and 29/30, Friday and Saturday, 5:30 to 9 PM, Fright at the Fort  2010: Visitors are led through the dark passageways of Fort Knox where indescribable things lurk in the shadows, creating screams of fright. Admission is $5 per person and additional information on Fright at the Fort 2010, may be found on the official Fright at the Fort web site.

Volunteers are needed to spook and act as tour guides. The event takes place, rain or shine!

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