Press Release

Fort Knox announces last Civil War cannon firing of this year

PROSPECT, Maine — Thunderous blasts await visitors, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 27-28, at the Fort Knox State Historic site as the 6th Maine Battery Civil War Reenactors, fire off a replica 10-pound Parrott cannon. Visitors will learn how this critical piece of Civil War artillery was loaded, fired and tactically used, during a bloody era of U.S. History. This will mark the last time a cannon firing demonstration will take place at Fort Knox this year.

As Halloween approaches the Friends of Fort Knox will sponsor ghost tours Saturday, Oct. 6 and 13, conducted by the East Coast Ghost trackers, and a ghost hunt on Halloween, Wednesday, Oct. 31.

The Belfast Maskers will present “Jekyll and Hyde” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12-13, inside the fort.

And Fright at the Fort will return for its 13th year, Friday, Oct. 19 and 26, and Saturday, Oct. 20 and 27. The theme of the event is “zombie apocalypse.”

On Sunday, October 28th,

The Friends will conduct a silent auction of many of its Fright at the Fort props 10 a.m-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28.


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