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Description - Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site is situated on a point of land at the mouth of the Pemaquid River in Bristol. A museum exhibiting excavated artifacts and the foundations of 17th and 18th century structures for Fort William Henry and Fort Frederick may be viewed during the summer months. In addition, the site includes a reconstruction of Fort William Henry, which also houses museum exhibits.

Attractions - Colonial Pemaquid is situated on a point of land at the mouth of the Pemaquid River in Bristol. Extensive archaeological excavations have unearthed 14 foundations of 17th and 18th century structures and the officers' quarters for Fort William Henry and Fort Frederick. A museum displays hundreds of artifacts found on the site, dating from prehistoric times through the colonial period. Musket balls, coins, pottery and early hardware are among items of interest. The site includes a reconstruction of Fort William Henry, which also houses museum exhibits.

Recreation - Viewing museum exhibits, a reconstructed fort and guided tours are available during the summer months.

Climate - The summer vacation haven of Mid Coast Maine sees winter temperatures averaging above 18 degrees Fahrenheit (below -12 Celsius) and average summer temperatures above 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 Celsius). The Mid Coast Region receives on the average less than 38 inches (97 centimeters) of precipitation each year.

Location - To reach Colonial Pemaquid, travel four miles on SR 129 from Damariscotta, then take SR 130 for nine miles, bear right one mile.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend.


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Contact Information:
Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site, P.O. Box 117 , New Harbor, ME, 04554, Phone: 207-677-2423

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Mid Coast Region - Mid Coast Maine may be the busiest of the coastal vacation spots with literally thousands of tiny rock laden coves and islands along the Atlantic Ocean.

Links:
Maine State Parks - Official Agency Website

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