Fort Gorges. Photo Provided by Friends of Fort Gorges

Friends of Fort Gorges

One of Maine’s most iconic coastal structures, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, Fort Gorges is a former United States military fort built on Hog Island Ledge in Casco Bay, Maine.

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Fort Gorges
Portland, ME

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Built from 1858 to 1864, no battles were fought there and no troops were stationed there. Advancing military technology, including ironclad ships and long range guns, made the fort obsolete before it could be used.

The fort is now a park, accessible only by boat. The nonprofit Friends Of Fort Gorges is committed to the preservation of Fort Gorges and ensuring access to facilitate its educational and cultural potential. Group and private tours are available from late May to mid-October. Private events are available and private tours may be arranged in the off-season.

For more information about events or tours, please email