Fort McClary is Maine's most important hisotric fort. It was manned during five wars, The Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Spanish-American War, and World War I. It preserves military history as well as changes in military architecture and technology. The fort consists of the Blockhouse, Rifleman's House, Granite Wall, Caponier, Granite Powder Magazine, Barracks and Magazine. History buffs will love visiting this place. Admission currently is $2.00 per person. I am not sure of the hours, I believe it's open till 5:00.
We always stop at the Visitor's Center to check out their travel guides and maps. It's always good to check out if anything special is happening in the area. They have a ton of information and people at the information desk ready to help.
It's also a nice place to find a decent and clean bathroom on the road or to stretch after a long drive.
The Kittery Outlets are a series of stores grouped together in strip mall type buildings. There are stores for just about any member of the family to enjoy from kids to adults. Stores such as Gap, Banana Republic, Coach. Movado, Lindt. J. Crew, Crate & Barrel and more can be found here.
We enjoy spending some time shopping at the Outlets in some of our favorite stores and discovering some new ones. We definitely don't leave empty handed when we visit these outlets since the prices are typically better than any outlets where we live.
Our last trip to the outlets during Labor Day weekend yielded some incredible sales.
A big attraction in Kittery is the outlet stores. Located right on US 1; the outlet stores have a bit of something for everyone. Whenever my husband and I are in the area; we always stop and check out the outlets. The key to outlet shopping is knowing your goods and the prices so you can ensure that you are getting a bargain. Some stores are not great deal so I skip them and go to the places that I know I can get more bang for the buck. There is no shame is saving some money especially in this economy.
Some of our favorite stores are here: J. Crew, Aldo, Coach, The Children's Place(got to shop for that nephew of mine), Crate and Barrel, Bass, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Pepperridge Farm, Yankee Candle, Jones of New York and Lindt.
***Make sure to stop at the main office and present your AAA card for addition coupons and discounts; after all who doesn't love to save the extra dollars.***
We saw this beautiful lighthouse while we were on the cruise touring lighthouses from out of Portsmouth New Hampshire. This was one of the prettiest lighthouses we saw during the tour. The lighthouse was built in 1872 and automated in 1963. The station itself was established in 1830. The lighthouse in constructed from granite and stands 50 feet high. This lighthouse is closed to the public but can be seen from the shores of Kittery or from one of the lighthouse tour boats located in either Kittery or Portsmouth.