Pentagoet Archeological District

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Pentagoet Archeological District
Castine from Fort George.jpg
Location Castine, Maine
Built 1629
Architectural style No style listed
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference #


Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 12, 1993
Designated NHLD April 12, 1993[2]

The Pentagoet Archeological District is a National Historic Landmark District located in Castine, Maine. This district forms part of the traditional homeland of the Abenaki Indians, in particular the Penobscot tribe. In the colonial period, Abenakis frequented the fortified trading post at this site, bartering moosehides, sealskins, beaver and other furs in exchange for European commodities.[3]

The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.[1][4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Old York Gaol". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-06-25. 
  3. ^ For a freely accessible digital text on Abenaki culture and history on the Maine seacoast, including much detail on Fort Pentagoet, see "Asticou's Island Domain: Wabanaki Peoples at Mount Desert Island 1500-2000," by Harald E.L. Prins and Bunny McBride (National Park Service, 2007)
  4. ^ NHL Listing information

Coordinates: 44°23′05″N 68°48′12″W / 44.384606°N 68.803267°W / 44.384606; -68.803267