We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights

A beautiful place to go! We kayaked with a group and saw not only a historic landmark, but also a... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
Glenn W
via mobile
Wonderful tour!

Had a personal tour given by friendsoffortgorge.org. wonderful people, wonderful tour! Highly... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2018
Kathy T
via mobile
Read all 43 reviews
All photos (29)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“casco bay”(7 reviews)
“granite”(4 reviews)
Abandoned fort on an island in Portland Harbor; visitors should use caution when exploring its grounds.
Portland, ME
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Portland
from US$15.00
More Info
from US$72.00
More Info
from US$19.99
More Info
from US$70.00
More Info
Reviews (43)
Filter reviews
41 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews portland harbor casco bay granite tide kayak cannon landmark ramparts poke parks boats island
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 41 reviews
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

A beautiful place to go! We kayaked with a group and saw not only a historic landmark, but also a beautiful, scenic location perfect for pictures, walking around, and panoramic views of Portland.

Thank Glenn W
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Had a personal tour given by friendsoffortgorge.org. wonderful people, wonderful tour! Highly recommend!

1  Thank Kathy T
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We went by this fort while on a harbor cruise and heard about it's history. What a story to hear. Long time building. We did not have time to make our way out to the fort for a flashlight tour.

Thank Slick5276
Reviewed 24 October 2017

This is an interesting military fort...Fort Gorges, former military fort built (1858 to 1864) on Hog Island Ledge, Casco Bay, ME.

1  Thank ffontenet2013
Reviewed 17 October 2017

More than a pretty view. Historic island and fortress in the Portland Harbor. Clear view of the island is avail@ble from visiting cruise ships.

Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Cool fort. Closed inside for renovations. Awesome to see by boat or long lens. Don't miss this hidden gem.

Thank Laura N
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Fort Gorges is the perfect example of governmental waste. It took 54 years to build it and by then, the cannon purchased for the fort were out of date. They were fired once, and the fort was never manned. Today it is covered in foliage...much...More

2  Thank Dajo43
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We visited by private boat and enjoyed an hour walking around the small island. Kids need to watched as this fort is not maintained. A good place to sit and watch the boat traffic; especially, the schooner. It can also be seen from the ferry...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We visited via kayak on a Friday just before sunset, and there wasn't anyone else there except for us! Such a cool place to romp around and see a unique set of views, but not too far from the mainland.

Thank linseaweed
Reviewed 22 May 2017

If you're looking for a quick (1-2 hour) excursion on Portland's Casco Bay, consider hiring a water taxi to take you to the often overlooked Fort Gorges. Located in the center of Portland harbor, it provides unparalled views of Casco Bay. Given the big deal...More

2  Thank orizu
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 21 nearby hotels
AC Hotel Portland Downtown/Waterfront by Marriott
71 reviews
2.16 km away
Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Waterfront
1,053 reviews
2.16 km away
Hilton Garden Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront
1,695 reviews
2.39 km away
Hampton Inn Portland Downtown - Waterfront
1,650 reviews
2.39 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 635 nearby restaurants
Cockeyed Gull Restaurant
245 reviews
1.99 km away
The Inn On Peaks Island
115 reviews
2.09 km away
Peaks Cafe
74 reviews
2.06 km away
Milly's Skillet
24 reviews
1.99 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 295 nearby attractions
Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse
275 reviews
1.54 km away
Bug Light Park
246 reviews
1.42 km away
Portland Breakwater Lighthouse
119 reviews
1.56 km away
Liberty Ship Memorial
57 reviews
1.56 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
23 July 2017|
Response from Max S |