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Interesting inside look into a working lighthouse and its history

Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Beautiful location with nice views out to the sea. Much more... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mh5272015
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Watertown, Massachusetts
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Be sure to check open house dates!

This is a beautiful lighthouse but it is located on Coast Guard property. You can only enter and go... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
scorpio362
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New Lebanon, New York
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Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, located next to Fort Constitution in New Castle, New Hampshire, is open for guided tours every Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., late May through mid-October. For a small suggested donation, visitors can climb to the top...more
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25 Wentworth Rd, New Castle, NH 03854-3004
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Beautiful location with nice views out to the sea. Much more interesting that what we anticipated. Kids need to be old enough to climb the stairs unassisted.

Thank mh5272015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful lighthouse but it is located on Coast Guard property. You can only enter and go up the lighthouse on Sunday’s from 1pm-5pm, late May to Mid-October. So plan accordingly. Great view from the top looks directly at Whaleback lighthouse. The volunteers...More

Thank scorpio362
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love lighthouses and were delighted to visit this one and take the tour and climb to the top. The volunteer staff was terrific—each of them informative and enthusiastic. Must is learned on this tour. If you can make the 44 steps to the top...More

Thank C H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lighthouse is on site of an active Coast Guard installation, and is only accessible during specific times and days, so plan accordingly. There is not a lot of parking available, but seemed to be enough. For a small fee, you can tour the lighthouse...More

Thank designerista
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

This is a great attraction and historical area with the lighthouse that can be visited on weekends. The adjacent fort is Fort Constitution that dates back to being built in the late 1600’s.

Thank StephenB5294
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

A little tough to find but well worth hunting it down. The lighthouse and fort are unique and great for picture taking.

Thank Kim R
Reviewed July 17, 2018

We were in a lighthouse tour group provided by Jeremy D'Entremon(look him up he does several tours). We got there later in the afternoon and Jeremy provided us with the history of the lighthouse. We then went upstairs(inside) the lighthouse to the top where the...More

Thank Bob G
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

The lighthouse can be visited on Sundays from 1 to 5 pm thanks to the Foundation volunteers. The wait can be a little long (30 minutes for us) but the view is great and volunteers do a nice job of explaining the history. It is...More

Thank fabienneM964
Reviewed June 26, 2018

Can only visit on summer Sunday afternoons as the lighthouse is located within restricted US Coast Gard base and they don't make it easy to visit. Anyway: PROS: Nice photo spot opportunities. Beautiful looking lighthouse. Friendly volunteer staff. Nice views from top. CONS: Hard to...More

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Reviewed June 25, 2018

We loved touring around the fort where this lighthouse is located and climbing the rocks near it. I wouldn't recommend this for little kids, unless you're just staying within the fort to view the lighthouse. Great views back to Fort McClary and out in the...More

Thank Pamela B
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Joanne D
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No good pictures of the lighthouse can be taken from outside restricted area.
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