Friends of Fort Knox

The Friends of Fort Knox is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the Fort and enhancing its educational, cultural and economic value for the people of Maine. The ‘Friends’ originally provided interpretive tours and cultural and historical events but formed in 1991 and has a long history of fund-raising and managing large and small preservation projects at Fort Knox Maine.

The Fort Knox Historic Site and Penobscot Narrows Bridge Observatory are operated under lease agreements with the Bureau of Parks and Lands and Maine Department of Transportation respectively.  Open seasonally from May 1st to October 31st, seven days a week, Fort Knox Historic Site and the Penobscot Narrows Bridge Observatory attract more than 100,000 visitors annually.