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Fort Constitution Historic Site

Route 1B, U.S. Coast Guard Station, New Castle, NH
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Ranked #2 of 4 attractions in New Castle
Type: Historic Sites, State Parks
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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
12 reviews 12 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Tucson, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

If historically inclined, check this out. Neat example of a 18th . century fortification improved and modified through the 19th and 20th Centories.

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Scarborough, Maine
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

My friend and i went on a cruise to the Isle of Shoals today. When we returned from our trip, we decided to go to Fort Constitution. I had forgotten that the lighthouse is open to tours. We went up inside the lighthouse and walked around the grounds. What a FABULOUS history!! The tour guides were very informative and seemed... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

The history of this place is quite impressive. A fort was originally built here in the 17th century. Throughout the years, it was enlarged and improved upon and was used in the American Revolution,and the Civil War. One can see where large guns were located here during the Civil War. However, the place has fallen upon hard times. There is... More

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Greenland, New Hampshire
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Fort Constitution offers a commanding view of Portsmouth Harbor and its approaches, as well as a mix of aging architecture - the brick front and sides date from the early 1800's, while the granite walls on the seaward side date from the Civil War era, and nearby bunkers date from the Endicott coastal fortification era of the early 20th century.... More

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123 reviews 123 reviews
19 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Whit a good imagination you can visualize what these forts used to be--both in the Revolution and the Civil War. But with kids who don't really "get it" or with a less than colorful imagination, these fort(s) are basically rubble. Could the Feds fix them up? Well yes, but... The stones are there to be dry stacked again, and the... More

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Great Trails and picnic spot with nice water views across to NH and plenty of space for families and kids to play and picnic and walk/jog.

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Eliot, Maine
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Beautiful site with great view of the Piscataqua River and Gulf of Maine. Wish the lighthouse was open more regularly.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

We visited here but unfortunately it was a very rainy, windy day. Overall not much to see here. Our visit was quick and wet.

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