The Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory is the crown jewel of coastal Maine, offering spectacular 360-degree views of the Penobscot River and Bay, the Maine countryside and the distant western mountains. Tourists and travel writers alike have been attracted to the unique character of this structure, its historical significance and the stunning vistas. Engineering and transportation geeks are fascinated by the award-winning and innovative design. Visitors of all ages and interests will enjoy this unique campus that includes the tallest public bridge observatory in the world. Historic Fort Knox with picnic tables and grills. A diversity of interpretive panels explaining the history of the region, natural wildlife of the area and more a covered pavilion for hosting family reunions, small weddings and other special events; as well as the perfect backdrops for your vacation or family photos.
The Fort Knox Historic Site features one of the best-preserved examples of coastal defense fortifications constructed in the mid-1800s. It is America’s first fort named after Major General Henry Knox. Free interpretive guided tours of the fort are provided by volunteers, when available, between 11am to 3pm. The PNO is the tallest bridge observatory open to the public in the world. Visitors to the observatory ride Maine’s fastest elevator up 420′ feet for breathtaking 360 degree views of the Penobscot Bay area
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