Fort Kent Blockhouse

Attractions Category: Aroostook County

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  • Constructed in 1839 for the bloodless Aroostook Border War. The site was part of a more extensive fortification and contains a small museum.

    Fort Kent State Historic Site is a Maine state park in the town of Fort Kent, Maine. Located at the confluence of the Fish and Saint John Rivers, it includes Fort Kent, the only surviving American fortification built during border tensions with neighboring New Brunswick known as the Aroostook War. The fort was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1973.[2][3] The park features an original log blockhouse,[4] which is open for visits in the summer.

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