Places to Visit

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Maine
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Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site Bristol Includes unearthed remnants of Fort William Henry and Fort Frederick.
Fort George Castine Built by the British in 1789 and location of the largest American amphibious operation of the war.
Montpelier – The General Henry Knox Museum Thomaston Built in 1794, Montpelier was constructed as the retirement home of Henry and Lucy Knox, and was in use by the family until 1854; it was razed in 1871. The current Montpelier is a recreation built in 1930 and includes some of Knox’s personal effects.
Sayward-Wheeler House York Harbor Well-preserved home of Jonathan Sayward, a merchant and a loyalist, originally built in 1718 and then enlarged.

[George] Mason’s obvious legacy is in his contribution to America’s founding documents: the Declaration of Independence through the Virginia Declaration of Rights, the Constitution through his role at the Philadelphia Convention, and the Bill of Rights through his dogged opposition to a Constitution without one. Mason may have taken a circumscribed view of the rights he advocated — limiting the right of representation to white men or restricting freedom of the press to a ban on prior restraint — but he put words on paper that could be given more expansive meanings by later generations.

Jeff Broadwater
George Mason: Forgotten Founder (2006)