History & Historic Sites
From State Historic Sites to wilderness relics you will find an abundant and rich history on land managed by the Bureau. From lighthouses to forts to early settlements, Maine has seventeen official State Historic Sites and many other historic places that fall within the boundaries of State Parks and Public Lands.
Here is just a sampling of the stories you will find.
- Bible Point: Where Teddy Roosevelt became an outdoorsman and a conservationist
- The Mayall Mills: North America's oldest woolen mill
- Fort Halifax: The nation's oldest blockhouse
- The Popham Colony of 1607, site of the first ship ever built in North America
- Colonial Pemaquid: A thousand year old community on the Maine coast
- Whaleback: 10,000 years of Native American seafood dinners
- The Eagle Lake & West Branch Railroad: A pair of steam locomotives "lost" in the middle of a forested wilderness.