Located just outside of the town of Bucksport on the west bank of the Penobscot River in Prospect Maine, sits Fort Knox one of the best preserved fortifications on the New England seacoast.
Established in 1844 and designed by Joseph Totten, the fort protected the Penobscot River valley from possible British naval invasion. The fort was named for Major General Henry Knox, Americans first secretary of war who retired to Thomaston Maine in 1796. The fort garrisoned its first troops in 1863. Mostly volunteers they received training before being sent to active posts with the 20th Maine.
Enjoy a day exploring the fort and the Penobscot Narrows Bridge observation tower. The observation tower puts visitors 420ft above sea level to enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Penobscot River Valley. Fort Knox and the tower are open May 1-October 31.
VIsit the website and find information about special events and read some firsthand encounters with the forts ghostly guests. http://fortknox.maineguide.com/index.html
If you are around the area for Halloween the fort holds a weekend of terrors during their Fright at the Fort.