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Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse

25 Wentworth Rd, New Castle, NH 03854-3004
+1 603-534-0537
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Great view, could spend a whole day here or just a few hours. Perfect for all ages and plenty to do.

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Kristen G
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Beautiful trip to the park.

We loved visiting the park and the lighthouse. The sky was overcast, a little rainy, but views were... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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“Beautiful ”
4 weeks ago
“Beautiful trip to the park.”
25 Wentworth Rd, New Castle, NH 03854-3004
+1 603-534-0537
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great view, could spend a whole day here or just a few hours. Perfect for all ages and plenty to do.

Thank Kristen G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved visiting the park and the lighthouse. The sky was overcast, a little rainy, but views were still amazing.

1  Thank 617josephr
Reviewed 13 January 2017

I travel the country to visit lighthouses and this is a good one. It is located on an active Coast Guard Base so be aware, and parking is limited. It's also located on the grounds of an old fort so plan on spending some time...More

2  Thank Bob F
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Stunning, iconic lighthouse. It's located on a Coast Guard base with limited viewing times, but we turned down a side street nearby and, boom, there it was. Perfect photo op!

1  Thank tim_b_toolman
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Situated on an active Coast Guard Base. Follow the blue line on the base into Fort Constitution. Take the stairs to the right and you can get a pretty good view of it from atop the fort. During certain times of the year it's open...More

1  Thank Colleen C
Reviewed 2 October 2016

While on our trip up the east coast to see lighthouses the Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse was definitely on our list. We easily found it by the GPS on our cell. This lighthouse is located on an active Coast Guard Station. Follow signs for Fort Constitution....More

1  Thank TNharleychick
Reviewed 15 September 2016

You can see it from miles around, but to gain access you will need to make arrangements as the lighthouse sits on an active Coast Guard base. Very clean inside. East walk to the top and great view, especially of Fort Constitution.

1  Thank youthtripplanner
Reviewed 15 September 2016

On a ride around New Castle, we stumbled on a sign directing us to a special open Lighthouse Day. Since we had been denied admission to the Lighthouse on a previous visit to Fort Constitution, we were delighted. The Lighthouse is run by a non-profit...More

3  Thank John R
Reviewed 15 September 2016

i have been to many quaint new england towns but this one is by far one of the prettiest - it seems quite remote once you pass over small causeway and there isn't much to do but this little community on the sea has beautifully...More

1  Thank hberrie
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This was NOT easy to find, and we never did locate a great place to stop and look. Maybe we missed it, but we did finally find a side road that gave us the view. Took a few pictures and headed on our way. It...More

Thank clmbake
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Cadu R
Dear Sirs, I have read at the Fort Constitution Park website that the Fort is presently closed due to a hightened security level. I intend to visit New Castle next June (2015) and my question is if I will be allowed to visit the lighthouse grounds by that time. Thank you.
23 December 2014|
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