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Fort Constitution Historic Site

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Route 1B, U.S. Coast Guard Station, New Castle, NH
+1 603-534-0537
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Beautiful old fort.

This place is located in the Coast Guard station. Not many parking spaces but we were the only ones... read more

Reviewed February 1, 2016
Manchester, New Hampshire
Don't plan your day around it.

Ft. Constitution is a lovely place to pop in and visit a historic site with great views of the... read more

Reviewed December 30, 2015
Goffstown, NH
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Route 1B, U.S. Coast Guard Station, New Castle, NH
+1 603-534-0537
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Reviewed February 1, 2016

This place is located in the Coast Guard station. Not many parking spaces but we were the only ones there at that time. This is a beautiful fort right on the water right next to Portsmouth Harbor Light. It was first built in 1631 and...More

Thank deniselamb
Reviewed December 30, 2015

Ft. Constitution is a lovely place to pop in and visit a historic site with great views of the harbor. That's about it. You will have a very closeup view of Portsmouth Harbor Light because it's RIGHT THERE, but you'd probably need to be further...More

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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
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...More

Thank tqmman2002
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...More

Thank vb22
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...More

Thank Jon H
Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

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...More

Thank Route128North
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...More

Thank namron_1972
Reviewed February 24, 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...More

Thank doogha
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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