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Fort Constitution Historic Site

Address: Route 1B, U.S. Coast Guard Station, New Castle, NH
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Ranked #5 of 6 Attractions in New Castle
Type: Historic Sites, State Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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Type: Historic Sites, State Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks

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Burlington, Vermont
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85 reviews 85 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 :(

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Pointe-Claire
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68 reviews 68 reviews
8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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...

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Connecticut
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122 reviews 122 reviews
24 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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146 reviews 146 reviews
58 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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NY
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56 reviews 56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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