Saturday, October 12th

Friday and Saturday, October 18th and 19th

Friday and Saturday, October 25th and 26th


Fright at the Fort 2019 runs from 5:30 - 8:45 pm each night.  Each tour is 15-20 minutes through Fort Knox and some of the scariest displays over the past 20 years.

Please arrive no later than 8:30 pm to enjoy the full FRIGHT experience!


Express Tickets purchased online below or on FaceBook available only PRIOR to the event allow guests to skip the lines for the "Express Lane" for $15 for adults and $7,50 for ages 5-11.

Express ticket sales end at 5pm each night of the FRIGHT event!

Regular tickets can be purchased "At-The-Door" for $12.00 for adults and $6.00 for those ages 5-11 on the night of the event only and can be purchased using cash or credit card.

Regular or "At-The-Door" tickets are not available for advance purchase. 

2019 Information

2019 marks the 20th anniversary of Fright at the Fort!  Experience the most terrifying frights and scariest sights from the past 20 years as you wind your way among the darkest corridors and deepest recesses of the century and a half old Civil War era Fort on the Penobscot across from Bucksport.  


This annual "haunted house"  has become a top 5 Halloween destination in Maine and is a major fundraising event held by the Friends of Fort Knox going toward the conservation, preservation, restoration and operations of the original Fort Knox.  

MEDICAL WARNING: Uneven surfaces, low ceilings and numerous sets of stairs along the tour.  High use of fog machines and strobe lighting effects.  Any individuals with light or sound sensitivity, are pregnant, are less able, have lung, heart, allergic or other serious health conditions should proceed with extreme caution.  


The holder of this ticket understands there is an inherent risk involved with attending this event.  The ticket holder voluntarily assumes all risks and dangers associated with participation. By entering the park property, you also agree to be videotaped and your image used on our website for promotion with no compensation.  There are absolutely no refunds.  Entrance is at your own risk.


  Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No, however children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult (18 and older). This event is generally acceptable for all ages although parental discretion is advised.  Some scenes are intensely scary (may be bypassed on request) as well as jump scares and some gore.

  What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is free in the two lots within the park.  A shuttle bus will be provided to/from the lower lot near the observatory. 

  Will there be food at the event?

Yes, please see our FaceBook page for more details.  Subject to change.

   What can I bring into the event?

Jackets (may be cold) and cameras (without flash). We highly discourage liquids, backpacks and oversize purses or hand bags which may be inspected at any time and/or may result in denied entry or removal at any point of the tour.

  What can't I bring into the event?

No firearms, weapons, alcohol, tobacco, glass bottles, pets, matches/lighters, laser pointers, or anything else deemed inappropriate/unsafe by our staff.

  Are costumes allowed?

Yes!!  Costumes are encouraged however should not incur a tripping or visibility hazard. Along the tour, the fort has MANY stairs and low ceilings. 

  How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Additional questions can be addressed to or call 207-469-6553.

 What's the refund policy?

No refunds are allowed.  Enter at your own risk. The event occurs rain or shine (or darkness) whereas the majority of the tour is inside and protected from rain/snow.    

 Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes or your EventBrite e-ticket on a smartphone.

  Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes but will be considered "redeemed" upon first use.


  Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes but Friends of Fort Knox reserves the right to refuse entry in the event of possible suspicious activity or acquisition of tickets


Phone: 207-469-6553

740 Fort Knox Road, Prospect, Maine 04981


  • Facebook Social Icon
Follow us on Facebook!
Support Us!

Copyright 2018 - Fort Knox and the Penobscot Narrows Bridge