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Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse

25 Wentworth Rd, New Castle, NH 03854-3004
+1 603-534-0537
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Beautiful lighthouse

Love lighthouses this one was spectacular easy to find kept in great condition if you like... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Margaret N
Very Scenic and Tranquil

If you enjoy scenery and lighthouses, this is a don't miss. Great Lobster nearby is a plus, with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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25 Wentworth Rd, New Castle, NH 03854-3004
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Love lighthouses this one was spectacular easy to find kept in great condition if you like lighthouses I recommend you visit this one

Thank Margaret N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you enjoy scenery and lighthouses, this is a don't miss. Great Lobster nearby is a plus, with the beach.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Great way to learn about past and present history and see what goes on at the mouth of the Piscataqua River and Atlantic Ocean, coupled with a visit to historic Fort William and Mary- both within the US Coast Guard Station, New Castle and gates...More

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

This lighthouse is slightly difficult to locate, but, it is well worth the trouble. An important piece of American history, this light was first illuminated in 1771 by a light produced by 3 oil lamps made of copper. It was the first light station established...More

1  Thank gamcaldwell
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

I am biased...I was born in this little island town. Non commercial, on Portsmouth Harbor, great views to the Isles of Shoals, fun to walk in this historic town that was incorporated in 1623 and Portsmouth is just 5 minutes away and the NH Seacoast...More

1  Thank morningskydesign
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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely view from New Castle Beach/Great Islamd Common, New Castle, NH. Beautiful area. Can also see Whaleback Lighthouse

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Reviewed 1 September 2017

As I said I only saw the lighthouse from the water, but it looked like a nice place to visit so I think I will go for a visit this sunday.

Thank Tim3771
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

This lighthouse is open on Sunday afternoons for tours. All of the volunteers were very knowledgeable and friendly. The climb to the top was not bad at all. If in the area, I recommend visiting and touring

Thank Dalen1970
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Various school groups as well as lighthouse groups offer tours and the opportunity to climb the tower. Lots of history in this active area. Great photo opportunities of the lighthouse as well as ocean / river.

Thank NorgeNH
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is the landmark historic site of the Fort William and Mary (1174 raid), where the kids can climb and play. We had a nice picnic and wished we had brought kites!! The sweeping ocean views are spectacular. The total tour is less than an...More

Thank CMLS2014
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