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Best History Lesson Ever!

We visited during the tour time (May-Oct, Sun 1-5) and had a tour by the volunteer staff. (I think... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2018
AMP0907
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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 September 5, 2018
mh5272015
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Watertown, Massachusetts
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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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All reviews coast guard light house great view offer tours fresnel lens open house nice visit all ages beautiful area vantage point history lesson climb the stairs volunteer staff mid october hidden gem worth the trip limited parking
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Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

This lighthouse is observed by Fort Constitution, but the best I can tell it is on the CG base and off limits to visitors.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Don H
Reviewed October 9, 2018

We visited during the tour time (May-Oct, Sun 1-5) and had a tour by the volunteer staff. (I think it was $4 or $5 per adult) The staff was very knowledgable! The tour is divided into three sections the area surrounding the lighthouse and some...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AMP0907
Reviewed September 5, 2018 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mh5272015
Reviewed August 28, 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank scorpio362
Reviewed August 27, 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank C H
Reviewed August 20, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank KimR806
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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No good pictures of the lighthouse can be taken from outside restricted area.
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