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Penobscot Narrows Bridge & Observatory

The Tallest Public Bridge Observatory in the World!

207-469-6553 |

Host Your Special Event

With its stunning natural beauty, rich historical significance and unique status as a regional landmark, the PNBO campus is the perfect setting for a special event. We handle everything from class trips to small weddings and family reunions. Please contact the Friends of Fort Knox at 207-469-6553 to schedule this scenic venue.

  • Pavilion Rental
  • Group Tours

Pavilion Rental

Pavilion Amenities

  • Covered pavilion
  • Picnic tables with seating for 60 (the grounds can fit many more)
  • Gas grill
  • Sink
  • Serving tables
  • Trash removal
  • Restrooms


  • Non-Refundable Reservation Fee: $25 (in addition to rates below)
  • Day Use (during regular business hours): $30/hr
  • After Regular Hours (5 or 6pm): $65/hr
  • Extended Hours (after Sunset): $100/hr
  • Propane Grill Rental: $50

How to Make a Reservation

Call 207-469-6553 for availability and to secure your dates and times.

Once you have confirmed your reservation at the phone number above, fill out the Pavilion reservation form and mail to:

Friends of Fort Knox
PO Box 456
Bucksport, ME 04416

Please include a $25 check for the nonrefundable reservation fee, made payable to the Friends of Fort Knox. For additional information, including terms and conditions, please view the reservation form:

Group Tours

Self-Guided Educational Tours

Self-guided educational tours and class trips are scheduled through the Friends of Fort Knox at 207-469-6553. Learn more about the educational tours.

Group Tour FAQs

  • There are no additional fees for the tours. *
  • There is no specific time duration for the above tours.

* Please Note: If your group would like to reserve the Pavilion as part of a tour, please mention that when you call. Although there are several public picnic tables, they are on a first-come, first-served basis. The only guaranteed seating is within the Pavilion.