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Address: 267 Springfield Road, Charlestown, NH 03603
Phone Number: +1 603-826-5700
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
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Wed 12:30 - 19:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 16:30

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French Indian War Reenactment

Great place to experience history. The Fort regularly puts on events, reenactments and annual dinner. Great place to introduce children to history.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 August 2016
Stephen Wayne F... B
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Barre, VT
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited The Fort at Number 4 in Charleston, NH, a large fortified homestead along the Connecticut River from the 1740s. It's a reconstruction of the buildings based on archaeological excavations. The original fort housed several families of early settlers. This community-run exhibit gives a good idea of living conditions in the mid-eighteenth century. The tour guide, a local high school... More 

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Thank BarreBob
Vermont
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

A short distance off Interstate 89 at Springfield, VT/Charlestown, NH exit to a historically accurate reconstruction of a frontier fort from 1740. Very inexpensive entry fees ($8 for 55+ seniors), this attraction has a few re-enactors and much to see with a self-guided tour through the buildings and homes of settlers facing the French-Indian Wars on the frontier.

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Thank Tim L
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Great place to experience history. The Fort regularly puts on events, reenactments and annual dinner. Great place to introduce children to history.

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Thank Stephen Wayne F... B
Goffstown, New Hampshire
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

This place is totally not worth the money. We went on a sat afternoon and the parking lot was almost empty. Quite a few of the buildings were locked and couldn't get in to see them. Skip this place.

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Thank metalhed21
Villa Park, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

This is a "Living Museum." The day we were there, they were weaving and cooking a stew. I loved walking around the fort with the guide book, but they have guided tours as well. One of my ancestors was in this fort and given the primitive and dangerous conditions here at the time, I am glad he survived! It was... More 

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Thank Kathy V
NH
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Writing this review on behalf of my 11 year old after attending a 5th grade field trip. My daughter was so excited for this field trip as she really enjoys history and her teachers had described a very interesting trip for the class. She came home in tears at the disappointment after attending. They were not allowed to touch anything,... More 

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Chester, Vermont
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43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

Plenty of good history information, even more if the re-enactors are on site. This is a self-guided replica but you will occasionally get re-enactors on-site.

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Thank toscwolfstar
Springfield, Vermont
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

It is neat to walk through New England History and people are friendly and have a wealth of knowledge about the time period. Call if you are looking to see a reenactment since they have certain days for that. Take the time to visit the village of Charlestown as well to see the actual site of the Old Fort #4... More 

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Hooksett, New Hampshire
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21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

Decided to take in a little history and that day I picked the Old Fort at #4 since it was next to the Connecticut River and I wanted to go to the Vermont Country store after. Very friendly people and a great day to explore. Though I see they had a reenactment the week before and are Having a Thanksgiving... More 

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Thank EddyB1935
Birmingham, Alabama
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26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

We found a flier for this historic fort & thought we'd take a chance. What a good idea! Very interesting & full of history. Worth the visit!

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