Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse is located in New Castle, NH, the only town in New Hampshire located on an island. The lighthouse location is the most scenic spot on the NH coastline(18 1/2 miles). The view from the lighthouse is spectacular ! It is at the head of Portsmouth Harbor with views to Whaleback Lighthouse, The Isle of Shoals, Fort Foster, Wood Island Life Saving Station and a substantial portion of the NH coast. The tour is conducted by volunteers of The Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses and they do a great job explaining the history and geography of the lighthouse and the surrounding area. Plan on about an hour(or 90 minutes if it is busy) for the tour. The suggested donation for adults is $4.00 and the funds are used to maintain the lighthouse. They have an excellent merchandise table with books, souvenirs, etc. The lighthouse is located at the Portsmouth Coast Guard Station on Route 1 A. Don't miss this attraction !
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