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Description - Fort O'Brien (Fort Machias) was built in 1775 and destroyed by the British in the same year. It was refortified in 1777 and destroyed once again by the British in 1814. Well-preserved earthworks which overlook Machias Bay were erected for a battery of guns in 1863. The first naval engagement of the Revolution was fought offshore in 1775, five days before the Battle at Bunker Hill.

Attractions - Fort O'Brien (Fort Machias) was built in 1775 and destroyed by the British in the same year. It was refortified in 1777 and destroyed once again by the British in 1814. Well-preserved earthworks which overlook Machias Bay were erected for a battery of guns in 1863. The first naval engagement of the Revolution was fought offshore in 1775, five days before the Battle at Bunker Hill.

Recreation - Viewing historic sites and picnicking are enjoyed at this Down East fort between Memorial Day and Labor Day of each year.

Climate - Visitors to the Down East / Acadia Region may expect to find daytime winter temperatures averaging above 18 degrees Fahrenheit (above -8 Celsius). Summer brings southwesterly winds and temperatures averaging above 68 degrees Fahrenheit (above 20 Celsius). The region receives an average of more than 44 inches (112 centimeters) of precipitation each year.

Location - Fort O'Brien is just five miles from Machias on SR 92 in Maine's Down East Region.

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


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Contact Information:
Fort O'Brien State Historic Site, 106 Hogan Road , Bangor, ME, 04401, Phone: 207-941-4014

Additional Information:
Down East / Acadia Region - The vast Down East Region offers sweeping views of Canada and the North Atlantic.
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Links:
Maine State Parks - Official Agency Website

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