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Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse

25 Wentworth Rd, New Castle, NH 03854-3004
+1 603-534-0537
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Difficult to find

Using the GPS on our phone took us right up to it, but yet we couldn't see it. It was after 4pm... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Grapevine, Texas

It was a cold windy cloudy day in May but worth the time to get in and see the views from the top... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2017
Boston, Massachusetts
via mobile
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Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, located next to Fort Constitution in New Castle, New Hampshire, is open for guided tours every Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., late May through mid-October. For a small suggested donation, visitors can climb to the top and see the Fresnel lens as well as a breathtaking view of Portsmouth Harbor. Visit our website for more information on open houses and special events.
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25 Wentworth Rd, New Castle, NH 03854-3004
+1 603-534-0537
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Using the GPS on our phone took us right up to it, but yet we couldn't see it. It was after 4pm, so Fort Constitution was closed. We noticed a park across the way and thought we could get a view from there. We drove...More

1  Thank bjlaue
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

It was a cold windy cloudy day in May but worth the time to get in and see the views from the top. The volunteers were helpful. Groups of 8 go up at a time so the wait can be long if it is busy....More

1  Thank maxrebos
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Great view, could spend a whole day here or just a few hours. Perfect for all ages and plenty to do.

Thank Kristen G
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We loved visiting the park and the lighthouse. The sky was overcast, a little rainy, but views were still amazing.

1  Thank 617josephr
Reviewed 13 January 2017

I travel the country to visit lighthouses and this is a good one. It is located on an active Coast Guard Base so be aware, and parking is limited. It's also located on the grounds of an old fort so plan on spending some time...More

2  Thank Bob F
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Stunning, iconic lighthouse. It's located on a Coast Guard base with limited viewing times, but we turned down a side street nearby and, boom, there it was. Perfect photo op!

1  Thank tim_b_toolman
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Situated on an active Coast Guard Base. Follow the blue line on the base into Fort Constitution. Take the stairs to the right and you can get a pretty good view of it from atop the fort. During certain times of the year it's open...More

1  Thank Colleen C
Reviewed 2 October 2016

While on our trip up the east coast to see lighthouses the Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse was definitely on our list. We easily found it by the GPS on our cell. This lighthouse is located on an active Coast Guard Station. Follow signs for Fort Constitution....More

1  Thank TNharleychick
Reviewed 16 September 2016

You can see it from miles around, but to gain access you will need to make arrangements as the lighthouse sits on an active Coast Guard base. Very clean inside. East walk to the top and great view, especially of Fort Constitution.

1  Thank youthtripplanner
Reviewed 16 September 2016

On a ride around New Castle, we stumbled on a sign directing us to a special open Lighthouse Day. Since we had been denied admission to the Lighthouse on a previous visit to Fort Constitution, we were delighted. The Lighthouse is run by a non-profit...More

4  Thank John R
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