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Fort Constitution Historic Site

Route 1B, U.S. Coast Guard Station, New Castle, NH
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Ranked #3 of 6 Attractions in New Castle
Type: Historic Sites, State Parks
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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Interesting enough but not worth a detour. 10 mins and you can see it all, probably only for the enthusiast.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My husband and I love visiting historic sites but we were very disappointed in the Fort Constitution Site. The informational plaques were not maintained at all-it appeared that the salt water may have damaged them and we were unable to read the writing and view the pictures. There were maybe 2 info plagues and the rest were tucked away in... More

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Gilmanton, New Hampshire
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We visited several forts in the area and did not find this one very interesting or well taken care of. There is the lighthouse at this location that you can go up in on certain days, which might make the visit more worth while. We did not go on a day when the lighthouse was open.

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Pros: Parking was easy and finding the fort was easy (follow the blue paint stripe). Beautiful views of the water. Walking around the remaining walls of the fort was really cool and it was easy to imagine what it may have been like. Cons: There was a port-a-potty right next to the entrance to the fort ruining any chance of... More

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Grand Junction, Colorado
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We enjoyed our trip to the historic fort, but felt that it lacked guides or information to help guide our own tour of the area. Perhaps we just missed it, but it was just 'there'...

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Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
24 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We drove out here and found a very interesting part of Portsmouth. The grounds and parts left from the fort were very interesting. It's always good to learn a little history. There is also a light house that you can go up in. The best part it's free and beautiful.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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140 reviews 140 reviews
56 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I happened to go to Fort Constitution on a day when the Coast Guard was having an "Open House". This proved to be a very good thing - I got to see some of the boating equipment and to tour one of their Search and Rescue Vessels. The fort was also open for self-exploration and that was an interesting activity,... More

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Stopped here on a whim. It's an old fort or rather what's left. The US Coast Guard have a headquarters located here and have strict rules of following the blue line to the Fort and no where else. There are only remnants of the fort left but you can walk around inside and there is a beautiful view of the... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We went to Fort Constitiution and stayed about one hrs. We walked the ground trying to put ourselves in that time of history. Enjoyed sitting and watching the oceans, get smell of salt water in the air. Enjoyed the taking pictures of the bell and lighthouse and looking at boats. Great time touring the Fort just thinking about time and... More

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Austin, Texas
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Construction taking place around the area, no directional signs on how to walk to the Fort. Interesting to see, but difficult to find.

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