Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse

Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, New Castle: Address, Phone Number, Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse Reviews: 4.5/5

Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse

Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse
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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 and see the Fresnel lens as well as a breathtaking view of Portsmouth Harbor. Visit our website for more information on open houses and special events.
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S J
Houston, Texas, United States24 contributions
Not Able to See
Oct 2021 • Couples
By the time we got there the area was closed. We found many things closed during our October visit. They were either closed for the season, or early in the day.
Written 10 October 2021
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Honorcode
Philadelphia, PA5 contributions
Surprising History
Oct 2021 • Couples
While a bit out of the way, we found there's a lot of fascinating history about the lighthouse and the surrounding park.
Written 2 October 2021
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MaineMountainOwl
Maine258 contributions
Stately Beacon at the River’s Mouth
Sep 2021
This 48-foot (15 m) tall, stately, black and white conical lighthouse (built 1878) was visible from Fort Constitution and other points around Portsmouth Harbor. It stood on two acres (0.8 ha) on New Castle Island at the mouth of the Piscataqua River. Access was off US 1B at the US Coast Guard Station. Parking was in a dirt lot. We appreciated all that we could see of it from a distance; we disliked nothing.
Written 27 September 2021
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Solutions123
Austin, TX133 contributions
Two Lighthouses near Ft Constitution
Oct 2020 • Couples
The lighthouse park was closed but we drove to another park where we were able to see it as well as the other lighthouse in the middle of the water. Beautiful landscape.
Written 18 October 2020
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tloco1979
Oklahoma City, OK75 contributions
Beautiful lighthouse even at a distance
Oct 2020
Beautiful lighthouse even at a distance..... COVID has tours shut down. Go to the Great Island Common for good views.
Written 7 October 2020
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EFW2014
Woolwich, ME936 contributions
Covid 19 has it shut down
Aug 2020 • Couples
Because of the Covid 19 “ pandemic” the tours to the light house are cancelled until further notice.

There’s a sign that says to go to the commons (3min down the road) for pictures. However there is NO parking!! Pedestrian traffic only!
Written 16 August 2020
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Colleen C
Troy, NY1,543 contributions
Hard to see
Jul 2020
This review is done during Covid-19 and with that being said ~ Many lighthouses are Not allowing people to tour them. So the only view you can get of this lighthouse is from a (free) parking lot on the side of this military fort and it's obstructed from 2 buildings on the base.
Written 31 July 2020
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Holli M
Boaz, AL34 contributions
Very Pretty but hard to get to!
Sep 2019
This was a beautiful area, but we never could find the exact spot of the lighthouse. We went further down the street and went into a nice little park area where we saw another small lighthouse and some sail boats, but we couldn't get to that one, :(
Written 21 October 2019
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The Sure Woulds
Fishers, IN3 contributions
Lighthouse Stop on coastal drive
Oct 2019
Nice little stop as we drove along the coast. Great views of the lighthouse and the ocean. Great spot for pictures.
Written 12 October 2019
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Marie G
Chicago, IL76 contributions
Very pretty
Sep 2019
You view this lighthouse from a park across the water. The park was not crowded at all and it was easy to get to.
Written 30 September 2019
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