The Friends of Fort Knox are pleased to offer you an opportunity to promote your business to the thousands of visitors who come to Fort Knox each year by becoming a business partner. Visitor attendance has greatly increased since the opening of the new Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory. Visitors to the 420’ foot high observatory (the only structure like it in the Western Hemisphere) access the structure through Fort Knox.

The Friends have established a brochure area in the Visitor and Education Center for our guests to learn of local businesses that they can visit. Thousands of out of state travelers seek information about other activities, where to stay, dine or shop. We are happy to refer them to our business partners. Friends’ unique special events continue to swell Fort attendance. Civil war reenactments, Medieval Tournament, cannon firings, blacksmith demonstrations, performing artists and our popular “Fright at the Fort” Halloween event, continue to attract a diverse cross section of visitors. By becoming a Friends of Fort Knox business partner, you will have access to the Fort Knox Visitor Center to place brochures, leaflets and/or menus. Friends’ business partners will be listed on the organization’s web site, fortknox.maineguide.com. The Friends of Fort Knox web site receives thousands of hits each month during peak periods.

During the past decade-plus the Friends of Fort Knox have been engaged in the restoration of Maine’s most visited State Historic Site. Friends’ projects include the restoration of the Fort roof, transformation of the Torpedo Shed into the Visitor and Education Center, restoration of the Officers’ Quarters, replacement of the Battery A roof ,repair of the Fort exterior lights, restoration of the 24-pound flank howitzer cannons and carriages original to the Fort (giving the Fort more types of these cannons on display than at any other site in the country), repairing and reopening of the Cistern rooms located in the “enlisted men’s quarters” (which had been closed to the public since the 1980s due to collapsing walls and ceiling), as well as restoring/repointing much of the masonry within the fort. A new project initiative under the Century and a Half project was targeted at stabilizing the retaining walls in Battery B and an adjacent demibastion. In addition, steps have been taken to reduce erosion that contributed to the destabilizing of the retaining walls. This project element is nearly complete. FFK recently completed a large project that has restored the northern most Fort interior powder magazine. The magazine, which has been closed to the public for decades, required extensive wood replacement and now contains an educational exhibit. The powder magazine has been illuminated and displays replica gunpowder barrels that would have been stored there during the 1860s. The Friends, working in partnership with the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, will be undertaking the replacement of the “enlisted men’s quarters windows” and an exterior granite block masonry restoration project, during the coming year. By becoming a Friends of Fort Knox business partner you will be helping the Friends continue to preserve the Fort and enhance its economic, educational and cultural value for the community, while simultaneously promoting your business! Please complete the attached Friends of Fort Knox business member application and help us enhance your business! CLICK HERE FOR A PRINTABLE BUSINESS MEMBER APPLICATION

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Accommodations & Campgrounds

Alamoosook Lakeside Inn
PO Box 16, Orland, ME 04472
(207) 469-6393

Bucksport Motor Inn
70 US Rte. 1, P.O. Box 2000, Bucksport, ME 04416

The Castine Inn
P.O. Box 41, Main Street, Castine, ME 04421

Country Inn at Camden and Rockport
Bill Hahn
8 Country Inn Way Rockport, ME 04856 P.O. Box 277 Camden, ME 04843

Flying Moose Lodge
A Woods Camp for Boys, Chris and Shelly Price
157 Craig Pond Trail, East Orland, ME 04431
(877) 766-0131

Fort Knox Park Inn
64 Main Street, Bucksport, ME 04416
phone: (207)469-3113 fax:(207) 469-3113

Orland House Bed & Breakfast
Alvion and Cindi Kimball
P.O. Box 306, Orland, ME 04472

Searsport Shores
Ocean front camping. Located on Route 1, south of Fort Knox.
216 West Main St. Searsport, ME 04974
(207)548-6059 ext 216

White Cedar Inn Bed and Breakfast
Monica Kissane
178 Main St, Freeport, ME 04032

Williams Pond Lodge
David Weeda
PO Box 461 Bucksport, ME 04416

Yardarm Motel
172 East Main St. Searsport, ME 04974

Attractions & Entertainment

Mainely Pottery
181 Searsport Ave.
Belfast Maine 04915

Northeast Historic Film
P.O. Box 900, 85 Main Street, Bucksport, ME 04416
(800) 639-1636

Penobscot Marine Museum
P.O. Box 498, Searsport, ME 04974

The Maine Edge
1 Cumberland Place Ste 204, Bangor ME 04401

Winterport Winery
279 South Main Street
Winterport, Maine 04496

Woodlawn Museum
Rte 172 Ellsworth, ME 04605


247 US Rte 1 Stockton Springs, ME 04981 .....Will deliver to Fort Knox
Phone -(207) 567-2035 Fax - (207) 567-2036 info@thegoodkettle.com

79 Main Street Bucksport, ME 04416


Bangor Letter Shop
99 Washington St. Bangor, ME 04401

Bangor Lawn and Landscape
169 Hudson Road Bangor, ME 04401

NH Bragg and Sons - Industrial, safety, and welding suppliers
92 Perry Road, Bangor, ME 04401
877-642-7244 (877-NHBRAGG)

College Avenue Dental Associates
G.J. Farren, DMD,PC
379 College Avenue, Orono, ME 04473-4260

Cross Insurance Agency
P.O. Box 1388, 74 Gilman Road, Bangor, ME 04402
(207) 947-7345 or 800-999-7345

Cyr Bus Lines / John T Cyr and Sons
153 Gilman Falls Avenue, Old Town, ME 04468
(800) 244-2335

Ellsworth Building Supplies at Bucksport
4 Gross Point Road Orland, Maine 04472
(800)640-4328 djp@ebsbuild.com

Ellsworth Building Supplies
261 State St. Ellsworth, ME. 04605

W.S Emerson Company
15 Acme Rd, P.O. Box 10 Brewer, ME 04412
(800) 789-6120 (207) 989-3410

Getchell Brothers Ice
1 Union Street, Brewer, Maine 04412
(800)949-4423 info@getchellbros.com

Isle au Haut Boat Services
P.O. Box 709, Stonington, ME (207) 367-5193

Liberty Graphics - Science and Nature T-Shirts
44 Main Street, P.O. Box 5, Liberty, ME 04949

Shutter Images
65 Main St. Bucksport, ME 04416

Stubborn Cow Glass
55 Main St. Bucksport, ME 04416
(207)433-7505 dave@stubborncowglass.com


Other Visitor Information Links

Belfast Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 58 Belfast, ME 04915

Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 1880 Bucksport, ME 04416

Greater Bangor Convention and Visitor's Bureau
40 Harlow Street, Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 947-5205

Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands

Waldo County Marketing Association
P.O. Box 139, Searsport, ME 04974