Places to Visit

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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.

The Americans ... revolted not to create but to maintain their freedom. American society had developed differently from that of the Old World. From the time of the first settlements in the seventeenth century, wrote Samuel Williams in 1794, every thing tended to produce, and to establish the spirit of freedom. While the speculative philosophers of Europe were laboriously searching their minds in an effort to decide the first principles of liberty, the Americans had come to experience vividly that liberty in their everyday lives.

Gordon S. Wood
The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States (2011)