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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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