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Fort Constitution Historic Site

Route 1B, U.S. Coast Guard Station, New Castle, NH
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Wonderful View of the Water

I recently visited here on a beautiful day being that it wasn't too hot or too cold. My favorite... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Megan B
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Interesting pice of history in Portsmouth Harbor

While not what some think of as a "fort" in the typical sense, it as a part of the protection of... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Washington Township, New Jersey
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Route 1B, U.S. Coast Guard Station, New Castle, NH
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I recently visited here on a beautiful day being that it wasn't too hot or too cold. My favorite part about it was the view of the ocean with all the surrounding boats and 2 lighthouses. It felt a little bit like Maine and being...More

Thank Megan B
Reviewed 11 July 2017

While not what some think of as a "fort" in the typical sense, it as a part of the protection of Portsmouth Harbor and does hold a place in American history. "In 1791 the state of New Hampshire gave the United States the neck of...More

Thank RGS318
Reviewed 24 June 2017

We were pleasantly surprised at what we say and explored. The Grounds Keeper was so very helpful in explaining so much. We enjoyed talking to him and get more information about other places to see. Now it is located on a U.S. Coast Guard Station...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

The first armed conflict of the American Revolution was fought here. Not much to really see but nice to be in such a historical place. Worth a quick stop and also to climb up the lighthouse

Thank maxrebos
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Good place to visit while touring the island. Nice views. Can see the lighthouse but not walk up to it.

Thank BostonEngineer
Reviewed 13 January 2017

I came to see the Lighthouse and was pleasantly surprised to have an old fort to explore too. There are little signs all around explaining what things are, as said in other reviews there is limited information but you do get a good idea of...More

Thank Bob F
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This was a piece of WWII history we didn't know about. Submarine nets across the harbor, mines, we didn't know. It was interesting to walk around, but not kept up well. The grass is cut, but even the flag pole has old tangled rope and...More

Thank Marie H
Reviewed 2 October 2016

While on our trip up the east coast to see lighthouses, we had to go through Fort Constitution to access one on our list. We easily found it by the GPS on our cell. Fort Constitution is located on an ACTIVE Coast Guard Station. Just...More

Thank TNharleychick
Reviewed 15 September 2016

If you love forts, this one is interesting as the second system fort is still "inside" the incomplete third system fort. It was not completed. Very little signage and limited places to explore.

Thank youthtripplanner
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Have been coming here for years, and I usually bring guest here from out of town because of the historic significance of the Fort, and best of all it won't cost you anything to enter. The fort is co-located with an active Coast Guard station...More

Thank EnjoyFreePower
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