Fort Constitution, located in New Castle adjacent to the U.S. Coast Guard Station at the mouth of the Piscataqua River, is ... More
Fort Constitution, located in New Castle adjacent to the U.S. Coast Guard Station at the mouth of the Piscataqua River, is likely New Hampshire's most important and interesting military fortification. In December 1774 Paul Revere rode to Portsmouth from Boston to warn the colonists of British plans to reinforce the fort, to protect its store of powder. The colonists however surrounded the fort and seized light cannon and 97 barrels of gun powder. Many consider the attack to be the first overt act of the Revolution, and it's thought that some of the supplies were used in the Battle of Bunker Hill. Fort Constitution occupies three acres and includes Portsmouth Harbor Light.
We enjoy visiting historic sites. Ft. Constitution is a harbor defense fortification dating back to our revolutionary period. I would highly recommend visiting the site and taking a drive through Main Street in Newcastle, NH as well. Another bonus - visiting Fort Constitution is free!
my family and I had a great time visiting this Fort. the views were fantastic. the history was interesting as well. for something different to go and do visit this Fort. the lighthouse was closed on the weekend we were visiting. we r returning again to visit. hopefully on a bright and sunny day w/ the lighthouse open for tours.
Americas Best Inns Portsmouth is across from the I 95, five miles from Water Country, and 10 miles from Hampton
Beach and York Beach. This location is also three miles from the Kittery Outlets, 10 miles from York Animal ...
The 49 passenger M/V Heritage departs daily from downtown Portsmouth for narrated cruises of Portsmouth Harbor, spectactular trips to the
Isles of Shoals, and excursions up the inland rivers to Great Bay or up the Cocheco River to Dover. ...
The only lighthouse on the mainland of New Hampshire, Portsmouth Harbor Light (also known as Fort Point Light, New Castle
Light, and Fort Constitution Light) was constructed in 1877 on the grounds of Fort Constitution, a Revolutionary War fortification. ...