Take A Forbidden Look Inside a Frozen Fort Knox [PHOTOS]
Ever wondered what it looks like inside Fort Knox in the wintertime? The desolate fort has an eerie stillness, and a lot of snow and ice, while closed for the season.
While exploring Fort Knox in Prospect during the summer months, a thought that comes to mind is: "Man, this place must have been brutal in winter." While soldiers were sparsely stationed at the fort, caretakers would spend years, even their final moments of life, within these cold granite walls.
For those unfamiliar with Fort Knox, the interior areas of the fort are off-limits to the general public during the winter months. Keeping the fort open during the snowy and cold Maine winters would be a feat. Massive snowdrifts, ice, and huge high-hanging icicles pose threats to would-be visitors. Winter visitation to the fort grounds is allowed during daylight hours. Amenities like the bathrooms, gift shop, visitors center, and Penobscot Narrows Observatory are closed until spring.