Do you love history? Do you love wandering around pieces of history, imagining who used to live and work in those places? Even kids just like you?
Fort Knox is one of New England’s better preserved fortifications. History is just oozing from every brick and cannon battery (yes – they had cannons!).
You can learn all about all the invasions, wars, revolutions and the War of 1812. You will read all about the engineers who designed the incredible fort, and the generals who fought to protect it.
Did you know it costs nearly $1 million to build it!? AND it took nearly 25 years to build! (Here’s a fun fact – when they stopped building it in 1869, it STILL wasn’t finished!)
A very fun and fast elevator ride away from the fort is the Penobscot Narrows Observatory where you can enjoy pretty spectacular views from the top! You will be 420 feet up, and then you take your time going up the last two floors so you can try and spot all the famous landmarks – which ones do you recognize?
Keep an eye out for the information panels as you walk around the fort – they will tell you all the cool facts and stories about what happened where you are standing. Then you can use your imagination and picture it happening all around you!
We love history because we can feel it come to life as we experience it. Can you?