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Fort Constitution Historic Site

Route 1B, U.S. Coast Guard Station, New Castle, NH
+1 603-534-0537
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Historical site

There isn't much here except the story of the first conflict, and victory, for US patriots. Even... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
Kent, Washington
Worth the visit

To get to the fort, you have to drive through an idyllic New Hampshire port town. It really is a... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
Zachariah P
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Route 1B, U.S. Coast Guard Station, New Castle, NH
+1 603-534-0537
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

There isn't much here except the story of the first conflict, and victory, for US patriots. Even before Lexington and Concord. The views are wonderful. Stop and appreciate our history.

Thank Senioronabudget
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

To get to the fort, you have to drive through an idyllic New Hampshire port town. It really is a beautiful drive—especially in the fall. The first itself doesn't have a lot of informational guidance, but it is very cool to visit. And if you...More

Thank Zachariah P
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

If you are into history this is a great place to visit. The fort is very awesome and it's right on the water with great views. There's not much to it so there's plenty of time to check out other places in the area. I...More

Reviewed 31 July 2017 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 29 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 18 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
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