Frequently Asked Questions regarding weddings and events at Fort Knox and the Penobscot Narrows Observatory and Pavillion
Are weddings or other special events held at Fort Knox?
Yes! We have had a good many weddings and other special events at Fort Knox and now, the Penobscot Narrows Observatory over the past several years. Though one cannot exclude the visiting public from the sites during operational hours that have not prevented people from scheduling truly memorable events here. The special events that have taken place at the Fort and Observatory include wedding ceremonies, receptions, birthday parties, family and class reunions, parties and to corporate events. When scheduling your special day at the sites please let us know if you will be using a caterer, bringing in chairs, setting up tents or scheduling musicians. Due to State policy we are not permitted to allow alcohol during operating hours. Parking is somewhat limited, so you may want to avoid scheduling your event on our popular Special Event days (see Event page ) The Friends of Fort Knox staff is ready to help you plan your special day and make it the success it deserves to be. Please fee free to call us to discuss the general details of your event so we can best accommodate you. You can reach the Friends of Fort Knox office at (207) 469-6553. Regular admission fees apply to all your guests. Click here for photos from a wedding at Fort Knox
Are there picnic facilities on the Fort grounds? Are pets welcome at the fort?
Yes there are picnic facilities on the Fort grounds, including BBQ grills, picnic tables and a covered pavilion. Pets (on leash) are welcome throughout the Fort, the Fort grounds, and the Visitor's Center. Pets are not allowed in the Penobscot Narrows Observatory and may not be left in a car unattended.
Can I reserve a picnic table and/or the pavilion at the Fort Knox picnic area?
The pavilion may be reserved for $25 (non-refundable).This fee would be in addition to all regular Fort/ Observatory admission fees. Call the Friends of Fort Knox office at 469-6553 for more information. Unfortunately we cannot reserve the other areas of the picnic grounds in advance, they are first come first serve. However the area is extensive enough to suit many visiting parties.
How can I reserve the Penobscot Narrows Observatory and/or Pavillion?
First call 469-6553 to confirm the availabilty of the date/time you desire. If that date is open please complete the Penobscot Narrows Observatory and Pavillion information/reservation form and mail to the Friends of Fort Knox, PO Box 456, Bucksport, ME 04416 with a $25 non-refundable check (made out to the Friends of Fort Knox) to reserve that date/time. For additional information including fees, terms and conditions please click here to download the two page information/reservation form. If reserved during normal fort or observatory hours regular admission fees also apply (in addition to the Pavillion fee)