The Border Historical Society is a 501(c )3 nonprofit organization in Eastport, Maine, dedicated to preserving our local Eastport history. The Barracks Museum is a true testament to Maine's war history. The British occupied Eastport from 1814-1818, making their base at Fort Sullivan. All military use of Fort Sullivan ended in 1873. It was then sectioned and one part, now known as "The Barracks", was moved to its present location at 74 Washington Street. Inside, you will discover the rich military history of Fort Sullivan, as well as interesting facts about civilian life in Eastport during this time period. You can also learn about the once-booming local sardine and ground fishing industry, which made Eastport, Maine the "Sardine Capital of the World". The Barracks Museum is currently closed to the public while it undergoes needed restoration, however, while you are in Eastport, stop by Quoddy Crafts at 72 Water Street to browse for antiques and beautiful items made by local artisans offered at very reasonable prices!
Fort Sullivan Barracks Museum in original fort building at its new location in Eastport, Maine. The Border Historical Society is currently raising funds to perform needed repairs to the building.
Remains of Fort Sullivan's powder house in Eastport, Maine. The Border Historical Society maintains this site and is raising funds to restore it to its former condition.
Original site of Fort Sullivan, which was renamed Fort Sherbrooke by the British when they took control of it in 1814. In 1818, Moose Island, Eastport and the fort were returned to the US and it was once again known as Fort Sullivan. The Border Historical Society maintains this property.
The Border Historical Society is a nonprofit organization in Eastport, Maine. To fund our historical preservation efforts, we operate Quoddy Crafts at 72 Water Street in Eastport, Maine, where you can find antiques and wonderful locally-made items at reasonable prices. Our knowledgeable volunteers are always happy to see you, so stop in for a visit while you're in Eastport!