Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site
Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site is a significant 17th and 18th century historical site located in New Harbor, Maine. It is situated on a peninsula just north of the mouth of the Pemaquid River. Here, beginning in 1610, was one of the earliest European settlements on the North American continent. The site contains numerous, excavated remains of building and fortification foundations. The museum house 75,000 artifacts dating from prehistoric times to the Colonial period. The entire site is a National Historic Landmark and is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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