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We didn't even know this was there! Interesting - could use more signage and explanation. No tour... read more

Reviewed February 15, 2018
Concord, New Hampshire
Pretty nice, for free!

We went with friends to see this Historic Site on a warm summer day. You can just imagine what it... read more

Reviewed January 5, 2018
Hampton, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can only visit on summer Sunday afternoons as fort is within US Coast Guard base and they don't seem very friendly. Read up on history before visit as there is almost nothing on site to describe features. Weirdest thing is that visitors must walk on...More

Thank jack M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a cool fort to walk around in and absolutely worth it to see the lighthouse (another review). I can't believe people rated it so poorly. A lot of these old places don't have much detail of the place, but some of the plaques...More

1  Thank Pamela B
Reviewed April 10, 2018

Found by mistake! Just taking a road trip with my daughter and wanted to see something in New Hampshire. We both love history so this was great. The view is beautiful and the lighthouse is there also.

1  Thank smmartin
Reviewed February 15, 2018

We didn't even know this was there! Interesting - could use more signage and explanation. No tour guides - completely do on our own.

Thank carollhuntington
Reviewed January 5, 2018

We went with friends to see this Historic Site on a warm summer day. You can just imagine what it might have been like back in the Revolutionary War and used up through World War II. We were able to go into the lighthouse too....More

Thank Weeeeeee
Reviewed December 19, 2017

This is an interesting historical spot, but it is not well maintained and is on an active military installation. There is no parking to speak of, and when you enter you have to stay on a painted line to walk to the facility. We had...More

1  Thank Ziran_Paigu
Reviewed October 27, 2017

There isn't much here except the story of the first conflict, and victory, for US patriots. Even before Lexington and Concord. The views are wonderful. Stop and appreciate our history.

Thank Senioronabudget
Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

To get to the fort, you have to drive through an idyllic New Hampshire port town. It really is a beautiful drive—especially in the fall. The first itself doesn't have a lot of informational guidance, but it is very cool to visit. And if you...More

Thank Zachariah P
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

If you are into history this is a great place to visit. The fort is very awesome and it's right on the water with great views. There's not much to it so there's plenty of time to check out other places in the area. I...More

Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

I recently visited here on a beautiful day being that it wasn't too hot or too cold. My favorite part about it was the view of the ocean with all the surrounding boats and 2 lighthouses. It felt a little bit like Maine and being...More

Thank Megan B
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