• Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site - New Harbor, Maine

      Colonial Pemaquid was one of the earliest and most significant English settlements. It's located on Pemaquid Harbor overlooking John's Bay. Established around 1625, three forts sat on this site and you can explore excavations of their foundations and that of the settlement nearby. In 1908 a replica of the stone bastion that was part of Fort William Henry was constructed. Today, you can see interpretive panels inside its walls and climb to the top for a stunning view of the harbor, its islands and shoreline. The Friends of Colonial Pemaquid help maintain the site and bring lectures, living history and fun events to the place. Besides the fort, you can walk among the excavated stone foundations of the walls of the fort and village, see the Fort House, and visit the museum. Artifacts on display reflect colonial life and life of the Native Americans who lived here long before the English settled here.

      If you go:
      The site is open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day. Fee. Museum with restrooms on the grounds, with a restaurant, the Contented Sole, next door. Check the Friend's website for special events.


      Colonial Pemaquid Road
      New Harbor, Maine 04554 USA

      Mailing address:
      PO Box 117
      New Harbor, ME 04554 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Park
      +1 (207) 677-2423

      Friends of Colonial Pemaquid
      +1 (207)