Fort Halifax

Winslow, Maine

Fort Halifax Park, located on a peninsula at the confluence of the Kennebec and Sebasticook Rivers, is a landmark in Central Maine. Its most dominant feature is an 18th century timber blockhouse, the oldest in the United States, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

TJD&A, in conjunction with Fort Halifax Park Planning Committee and the Maine Bureau of Parks & Lands, developed a Concept Master Plan intent on promoting the history of the site. Through use of interpretive elements, the visitor will experience the scale and sense of enclosure with granite pavers outlining the original fort, timber posts articulating the building corners, and an 8’ high stockade fence. The plan also calls for accessible paths, a safe river access, an artifact display area, and a parking lot relocated away from the historic resources.