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Fort Constitution Historic Site

Route 1B, U.S. Coast Guard Station, New Castle, NH
+1 603-534-0537
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Scenic Fort - Free

While on our trip up the east coast to see lighthouses, we had to go through Fort Constitution to... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2016
Interesting site, but minimal info

If you love forts, this one is interesting as the second system fort is still "inside" the... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2016
Hagerstown, Maryland
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Route 1B, U.S. Coast Guard Station, New Castle, NH
+1 603-534-0537
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

While on our trip up the east coast to see lighthouses, we had to go through Fort Constitution to access one on our list. We easily found it by the GPS on our cell. Fort Constitution is located on an ACTIVE Coast Guard Station. Just...More

Thank TNharleychick
Reviewed 15 September 2016

If you love forts, this one is interesting as the second system fort is still "inside" the incomplete third system fort. It was not completed. Very little signage and limited places to explore.

Thank youthtripplanner
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Have been coming here for years, and I usually bring guest here from out of town because of the historic significance of the Fort, and best of all it won't cost you anything to enter. The fort is co-located with an active Coast Guard station...More

Thank EnjoyFreePower
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We first saw Fort Constitution from the water on a harbor cruise and thought it would be a good place to visit to find out more about the site. Wrong. It is rather intimidating to have to walk on the blue line to access the...More

1  Thank John R
Reviewed 26 July 2016

A little bit of history on military grounds -- free to visitors --- follow the blue line to get to the actual site --- short and interesting boards on the history of the site

Thank KLHS
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

A little creepy being under surveillance while you're walking into the park, but it's military so what you expect. It's a very small place, and we couldn't access the lighthouse, so that was a bummer. But we're glad we went all the same

Thank Irishlazz
Reviewed 10 July 2016

I went to Fort Constitution expecting to learn of its historical significance. It is located on the grounds of an active Coast Guard installation so make sure you don't wander from the visitor's authorized area. Apparently this fort was seized from the British in 1774...More

Thank Daniel C
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Interesting stop for history lovers and those interested in wartime buildings and fortresses. The area is pretty open with no shade, so be sure to put on protection from the sun. It's also a bit odd to reach in that you go through Coast Guard...More

Thank Christopher M
Reviewed 25 March 2016

We stopped here for a picnic lunch on a long road trip. It was pleasant, but nothing super exciting. There are no picnic tables, so we sat on the rocks overlooking the ocean, so that was neat. Nice place for the kids to run around...More

Thank Lori B
Reviewed 11 February 2016

This fort is arguably where the first hostilities of the American Revolution took place, five months before the better-known battles at Concord and Lexington, Massachusetts, some 60 miles distant. The Revolitionary War actually began in December 1774 when a group of colonists, prompted by Paul...More

Thank J Michael D
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