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Address: Route 1B, U.S. Coast Guard Station, New Castle, NH
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Not much left of the place, but was interesting to walk around and learn the history. Great views looking out to harbor

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Kj K
Hibbing, Minnesota
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Hibbing, Minnesota
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82 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Not much left of the place, but was interesting to walk around and learn the history. Great views looking out to harbor

Thank Kj K
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205 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Great location with an opportunity to walk back into history starting with Revolutionary War period. The atrraction is rather simple but location on Portsmouth Harbor affords some fantastic views. We had the run of the place on an early Friday afternoon, nice to have no crowds or other people around. Worth a stop for less than an hour, hold onto... More 

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United States
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173 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Have stopped by here a number of times over the years. The best thing about this location is the views. As others have noted, the area could use a little TLC and more info / interpretive signage. You can walk around the property in 10-15 minutes ... but if you stop to enjoy the view and breezes ... I've also... More 

Thank vb22
Hanover, New Hampshire
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This Fort was not what we had hoped for. There were no signs anywhere to help you understand the historic site and we left very disappointed. There were some nice views of the bay and the Maine coast but overall I would not take anyone back there

Thank Jon H
North Shore, MA
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143 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We made an early spring visit to Fort Constitution State Historic Site, one of several former forts on Portsmouth Harbor. The fort itself is in disrepair, and we were cautious of debris and other obstacles as we walked around. Interpretive signs are few, and those we found presented little information (I suggest visitors read about the fort and its long... More 

Thank Route128North
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136 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Went to get a picture of the Portsmouth lighthouse and thought we would see the fort as well. It was a cold windy day so we didn't stay long. Although there is not a lot to do at the fort it does have some great views and its nice to learn a little history. Bonus is that the drive there... More 

Thank namron_1972
campton, NH
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106 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This is just one of the many forts that line the Maine, NH and MA shoreline that were developed before the Civil War and were upgraded during the first half of the twentieth century. The fort is next to the Coast Guard Station and is free. Spending 30-60 minutes on the grounds gives you a good idea of the history... More 

Thank doogha
Burlington, Vermont
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113 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Small sign on gate, something about extra security. Was disappointed I made the effort to go there. Would have been easy to put something on the website saying it was closed :(

Thank vthereandnow
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143 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

the site is not maintained, a very old board explains what happened there... this place needs to be loved a bit...

Thank michel_josee
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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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