Fort Halifax

Attractions Category: Kennebec Valley

  • The oldest blockhouse in the United States before it was destroyed in an April flood in 1987. A reconstructed blockhouse – which includes many of the original timbers – now stands on the Fort’s original site.

    Fort Halifax is a former British colonial outpost on the banks of the Sebasticook River, just above its mouth at the Kennebec River, in Winslow, Maine. Originally built as a wooden palisaded star fort in 1754, during the French and Indian War, only a single blockhouse survives. A National Historic Landmark, it is the oldest blockhouse in the United States. It is now set in a municipal park, and is open to the public in the warmer months.

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