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Fort Constitution Historic Site

Route 1B, U.S. Coast Guard Station, New Castle, NH
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Not Worth a Visit

We first saw Fort Constitution from the water on a harbor cruise and thought it would be a good... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2016
John R
Tenants Harbor, Maine
Interesting walk and views

A little bit of history on military grounds -- free to visitors --- follow the blue line to get to... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Route 1B, U.S. Coast Guard Station, New Castle, NH
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

We first saw Fort Constitution from the water on a harbor cruise and thought it would be a good place to visit to find out more about the site. Wrong. It is rather intimidating to have to walk on the blue line to access the...More

1  Thank John R
Reviewed 26 July 2016

A little bit of history on military grounds -- free to visitors --- follow the blue line to get to the actual site --- short and interesting boards on the history of the site

Thank KLHS
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

A little creepy being under surveillance while you're walking into the park, but it's military so what you expect. It's a very small place, and we couldn't access the lighthouse, so that was a bummer. But we're glad we went all the same

Thank Irishlazz
Reviewed 10 July 2016

I went to Fort Constitution expecting to learn of its historical significance. It is located on the grounds of an active Coast Guard installation so make sure you don't wander from the visitor's authorized area. Apparently this fort was seized from the British in 1774...More

Thank Daniel C
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Interesting stop for history lovers and those interested in wartime buildings and fortresses. The area is pretty open with no shade, so be sure to put on protection from the sun. It's also a bit odd to reach in that you go through Coast Guard...More

Thank Christopher M
Reviewed 25 March 2016

We stopped here for a picnic lunch on a long road trip. It was pleasant, but nothing super exciting. There are no picnic tables, so we sat on the rocks overlooking the ocean, so that was neat. Nice place for the kids to run around...More

Thank Lori B
Reviewed 11 February 2016

This fort is arguably where the first hostilities of the American Revolution took place, five months before the better-known battles at Concord and Lexington, Massachusetts, some 60 miles distant. The Revolitionary War actually began in December 1774 when a group of colonists, prompted by Paul...More

Thank J Michael D
Reviewed 1 February 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 31 December 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

1  Thank Erika_F
Reviewed 3 September 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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