While we were in Maine, we were out riding the motorcycle when we found this little gem. We actually saw the Penobscot Narrows Bridge first. As we tried to figure out how to get to the bridge we realized you can purchase a combination ticket to get entry to both the Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Fort Knox. I love old Forts so it was a no-brainer for us.
Fort Knox is a state park in Prospect Maine located on the banks of the Penobscot River. It was built between 1844 and 1866. It was the first fort in Maine built entirely of granite. Most forts built prior to this were built of wood, earth, and stone. It is named after Major General Henry Knox the first U.S. Secretary of War and Commander of Artillery during the American Revolutionary War. The fort was designated a National Historic Landmark in1970. Fort Knox also serves as the entry site for the observation tower for the Penobscot Narrows Bridge that opened to the public in May of 2007.
Date Of Visit: August 2015