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Pet Days at Fort Knox this Weekend

By Leon Seymour on Aug. 23, 2016, at 11:45 a.m.
On Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28th, the Friends of Fort Knox will host their second Pet Show weekend. This is a fun event that does not focus on specific pet breeds, but has whimsical contest categories that include best pet costume, looks like owner, best pet trick, cutest, …
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Granite to be used at this weekend's demonstration of cutting technique.

Granite Cutting Demo at Fort this Weekend

By Leon Seymour on Aug. 16, 2016, at 1:08 p.m.
On Saturday/Sunday, this coming weekend at Fort Knox, Prospect, from 10 AM until 3 PM, a granite cutting demonstration will take place adjacent to the Fort Visitor Center. Shawn Costigan, of Orland, will demonstrate techniques used to cut and shape the granite used in the construction of Maine’s largest seacoast …
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Elton John tribute band performs Saturday night, Penobscot Narrows Observatory

Civil War re-enactment, Elton John Tribute Concert and fireworks at Fort Knox

By Leon Seymour on July 21, 2016, at 10:37 a.m.
Saturday, July 23, 2016 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Penobscot Narrows Observatory grounds, Prospect, Maine For more information: 469-6553; fortknox.maineguide.com/events.html PROSPECT — In conjunction with the Bucksport Bay Festival, Saturday and Sunday, July 23-24, a Civil War re-enactment will take place at Fort Knox. Participants will include the 20th …
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Pirates Invade Fort Knox, Saturday

Fort Knox Welcomes Pirates on Saturday, Ghost Tour, Civil War Reenactors and Elton John Band Next Two Weekends

By Leon Seymour on July 15, 2016, at 1:35 p.m.
Arrrgh! It’s the annual Pirate Festival at Fort Knox Saturday, July 16th, 10 am to 4 pm. Join the professional Pirates of the Dark Rose for swashbuckling sword fights, duels, games and pirate ship attacks! A British sloop that will be in hot pursuit of the pirates as they trade …
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Bagpipers to play, at Fort Knox, Saturday, July 9th.

Fort Knox Special Events Schedule for 2016

By Leon Seymour on June 28, 2016, at 11:16 a.m.
The Friends of Fort Knox have released their special event schedule for 2016. The events range from Civil War reenactments to marauding pirates. Most of the Fort Knox special events take place on weekends, but to be sure reference the events below or go to Fortknox.maineguide.com for additional details. The …
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Ghost Camp at Fort Knox this Weekend

By Leon Seymour on June 21, 2016, at 10:37 a.m.
Ghost Camp, at Fort Knox is coming up this Saturday/Sunday, June 25/26, from 6 PM until 10 AM. Bring a tent, sleeping bag and join the East Coast Ghost Trackers in their overnight investigation. Sandwiches and light breakfast provided. Maximum of 30 people and alcohol free. Call 207-469-6553 to make …
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20th Maine Civil War reenactors past "battle", at Fort Knox, Prospect.

Fort Knox Hosts Civil War School of Soldier this Weekend

By Leon Seymour on May 18, 2016, at 10:41 a.m.
Want to handle a Springfield musket? Sample a soldier’s stew cooked on an open fire? How about trying on a Union Army wool sack coat for size? They’re quite stylish once you get past the slight itch. If you’re so inclined, then show up at the School of the Soldier …
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Enhanced photo that East Coast Ghost Trackers refer to as "The Ghost Family."

Fort Knox ghost hunts set for May 21

By Leon Seymour on May 14, 2016, at 12:18 p.m.
Saturday, May 21, 2016 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Location: Fort Knox, Prospect, Maine For more information: 469-6553 PROSPECT — The East Coast Ghost Trackers will begin this season’s ghost hunts 8-11 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at For Knox. The Ghost Trackers guide groups of people interested in learning ghost …
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Civil War reenactor, Duane Wardwell, interprets life as a soldier.

Fort Knox Open Through Sunday, Then May 1

By Leon Seymour on April 21, 2016, at 11:59 a.m.
Looking for something to do with the kids during spring vacation? Come on over to Fort Knox, in Prospect, starting Monday, April 18, at 9 AM until 4 PM. Both attractions will remain open through Sunday, April 24th and then reopen for the entire season May 1. New! Come and …
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Park Day Volunteers Needed at Fort Knox

By Leon Seymour on April 21, 2016, at 9:16 a.m.
Saturday, April 23, 2016 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Fort Knox, Prospect, Maine For more information: 469-6553 PROSPECT — Volunteers are needed to team up with the Friends of Fort Knox and the Civil War Preservation Trust to help clean the Civil War era State Historic Site 10 a.m.-noon …
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Fort Knox Open School Vacation

By Leon Seymour on April 15, 2016, at 11:40 a.m.
Looking for something to do with the kids during spring vacation? Come on over to Fort Knox, in Prospect, starting Monday, April 18, at 9 AM until 4 PM. Both attractions will remain open through Sunday, April 24th and then reopen for the entire season May 1. New! Come and …
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Volunteer at Fort Knox or Observatoy

By Leon Seymour on March 29, 2016, at 10:52 a.m.
The Friends of Fort Knox has seasonal positions open for volunteers to help present the historic fort to visitors from throughout Maine, the nation, and around the world. Fort Knox and the Penobscot Narrows Observatory are open every day from May 1 until October 31. The Friends manage Fort Knox …
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Fright at the Frort

Fright at the Fort, Water Over the Dammed, Last Two Nights Coming

By Leon Seymour on Oct. 28, 2015, at 3:04 p.m.
Fright at the Fort continues Friday and Saturday night (Halloween), at the Fort Knox State Historic site, in Prospect. Fort Knox, the massive 19th Century granite bastion is transformed into a series of scenes designed to put a chill into the bravest of living souls. Visitors are guided through the …
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Sea creature encrusted thing lights the way, at Fright.

Fright at the Fort, Continues this Weekend

By Leon Seymour on Oct. 22, 2015, at 10:21 a.m.
Fright at the Fort, the annual Halloween scarefest, at Fort Knox, Prospect, continues the next two Fridays/Saturdays, 5:30 to 9 PM (arrive by 8:30). Fright, now in its 16th year changes the theme yearly and this year’s concept is named “Water Over the Dammed”. Fright tickets are $10 for adults …
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Fort Knox Goes Medieval, Saturday

By Leon Seymour on Sept. 10, 2015, at 11:58 a.m.
Fort Knox on Saturday, September 12, turns into a 15th-Century castle as the Annual Medieval Tournament unfurls its banners on the Fort’s parade ground. The action begins at 10:00 am. Organized by the Society for Creative Anachronism, whose members are dedicated to researching and recreating the arts and skills of …
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Full Moon Viewing in Observatory and Fort Knox Ghost Tours Tonight

By Leon Seymour on Aug. 29, 2015, at 9:25 a.m.
August 29th-Saturday, from 8 PM to 10:00 PM (Last tickets sold at 9:30) – Moon Viewing at the Penobscot Narrows Observatory, $5 per person (all ages) Rain and/or clouds will result in cancellation…call 469-6553 the evening of the event for recorded message if canceled. (No advance ticket sales) The East …
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Pirates of the Dark Rose, at Fort Knox, Prospect

Pirates Arrgghh Coming to Fort Knox, Saturday!

By Leon Seymour on Aug. 20, 2015, at 2 p.m.
(Prospect) The Friends of Fort Knox are sponsoring their annual “Pirate Day” at the Fort Knox State Historic Site, Prospect, Saturday, August, from 11 AM until 4 PM. In addition, the professional pirates of the Dark Rose and their vaunted ship the “Must Roos” will be plying the waters of …
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Dracula at Fort Knox

Last Four Dracula Theater Performances at Fort Knox

By Leon Seymour on Aug. 13, 2015, at 9:12 a.m.
The Ten Bucks Theatre will present the play, DRACULA, which was adapted by Steven Dietz, from Bram Stoker’s classic novel and is being directed by Benjamin Layman, at historic Fort Knox, in Prospect. The production will span four remaining evenings, each night at 7 PM, August 13,14,15 and 16. Tickets …
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Author, Crypto Zoologist and TV Personality, Loren Coleman

Fort Knox to host annual Psychic-Paranormal Faire Aug. 15-16

By Leon Seymour on Aug. 11, 2015, at 12:40 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Fort Knox, Prospect, Maine For more information: fortknox.maineguide.com PROSPECT, Maine — The annual Psychic-Paranormal Faire will take place 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 15-16, at Fort Knox. The event will feature …
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Dracula Theater Production Coming to Fort Knox

By Leon Seymour on July 31, 2015, at 10:28 a.m.
The Ten Bucks Theatre will present the play, DRACULA, which was adapted by Steven Dietz, from Bram Stoker’s classic novel and is being directed by Benjamin Layman, at historic Fort Knox, in Prospect. The production will span eight evenings, beginning each night at 7 PM, August 6, 7, 8, 9, …