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Maybe I'm ill informed, but here in Maine when we talk about forts of this age they are stone. I did not know that forts could be built with nothing but dirt. I was amazed by the elaborate design and the fore thought that went into the location. Knowing nothing about this site I was able to gain knowledge just... 更多
Nice short walking trail to the site of the long ago fort. Historical placards are posted and replica canyons are in place to get a feel for the times of war. We visited on a sunny spring day and enjoyed the outdoors.
There isn't really a fort in the traditional sense, but more of a shore battery location. Although the reproduction canons and riverviews make it a good photo op and worth a stop. The site also overlooks the "Ghost fleet" which has been greatly reduced in recent years but still interesting.
This is a Civil War fort and has infomation and markers in the area describing it. There is a trail through the woods and over a little bridge to get to the fort. Replica cannons surround the area and the fort gives great views of the James River and the ghost fleet!
We visited Fort Huger today. We were the only people there. I wish we would have packed a lunch! Interesting Civil War fort and a US Navy boneyard is visible. The only problem we had was finding it because of road closures. Check their official website for directions around the closures.
Well worth the mile or so walk from the parking lot, good view of river in fall and winter. Reproduction... 更多