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Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse

Address: 25 Wentworth Rd, New Castle, NH 03854
Phone Number: +1 603-828-9243
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in New Castle
Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
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Owner description: 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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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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166 reviews 166 reviews
76 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Such a nice lighthouse. This is one we have visited. I have a thing for seeing as many lighthouses as I can. We rode by hubbies bike to see it.

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Braintree, Massachusetts
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

As a huge fan of lighthouses, Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse was on my list of "must see". I had come to know that this lighthouse offers open houses on Sunday afternoons. On a recent Sunday hopped in the car and headed north to Portsmouth. The lighthouse was easy to get to, and once there I was thrilled I made the journey!... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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273 reviews 273 reviews
247 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We love lighthouses so any chance we get to stop in and see one we take. This one did not disappoint!

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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This lighthouse is smaller than most, at only 50' tall, but being able to go up inside to the top was a unique experience that I would not have missed. It was worth the trip to see it. They only do the tours of the lighthouse on Sundays. This is something that all ages would like. We had a wait... More

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Dallas, Texas
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64 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Located within Fort Constitution, this picturesque landmark is worth seeing. We visited just before sunset, making the view even more dramatic. Very important to stay within the blue line marked on the road, as the Coastguard Station to the right of that is off-limits. Different views of the lighthouse can be seen by walking around the Fort grounds. From here,... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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117 attraction reviews
376 helpful votes 376 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The lighthouse has tours from May 25-October 12 ,sundays from 1pm-5 pm.The lighthouse also has special event tours -July 12, August 2,7,9.The suggested donation is 4 dollars for adults and 2 dollars for children.The tour is given in 2 parts ,halfway and at the top.Tour lasts about 45 minutes.Expect to climb 44 moderately steep stairs (with railings and then 7... More

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We enjoyed visiting the harbor lighthouse - but parking to get there was annoyingly limited. It was a combo tour of about 4 different volunteers, and felt it was well worth the trip to see

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I visited Portsmouth Harbor Light on my way to Acadia National Park. I will make a special side trip almost anywhere to see a lighthouse for the first time, and this lighthouse on my list of places to see on this trip. I'm very happy I went there. There were a few volunteers working at the lighthouse, a couple of... More

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Rochester, New Hampshire
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Going to the top of a lighthouse was on my "bucket list" and this was a great choice! The views are spectacular of the Isles of Shoals and of Portsmouth. All of the volunteers are extremely friendly and knowledgeable! Thank you for a fun tour! I will definitely be back!

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Keene, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

What a beautiful lighthouse in picture perfect scenery. It wasn't opened to the public but what a great find and excellent place to have a picnic right on the waterfront with perfect views of the inlet between New Hampshire and Maine.

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