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Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, New Castle

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  • I travel the country to visit lighthouses and this is a good one. It is located on an active Coast Guard Base so be aware, and parking is limited. It's also located on the grounds of an old fort so pl...  more »
  • Stunning, iconic lighthouse. It's located on a Coast Guard base with limited viewing times, but we turned down a side street nearby and, boom, there it was. Perfect photo op!  more »
  • Situated on an active Coast Guard Base. Follow the blue line on the base into Fort Constitution. Take the stairs to the right and you can get a pretty good view of it from atop the fort. During certai...  more »
  • It isn't listed anywhere, but this place can only be accessed on Sunday. I walked in on Wednesday only to find no trespassing USCG signs every way leading to the lighthouse. I talked to a guy that walked out of the USCG headquarters and he told me that's the only day you can visit it. You can still walk into historic Fort Constitution, just can't get to the lighthouse.
  • A beautiful and well maintained structure. The view from the top if worth the hike up.
  • Definitely worth a visit especially since you also get to visit Fort Constitution. The lighthouse guide is very knowledgeable. Be aware it gets very hot in the top of the lighthouse in the summer and it's a tight fit with other tourists.
  • Very pretty lighthouse
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  • Very pretty lighthouse, in a lovely town...
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