Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse – Perfect Date Idea!

View/Tour the Lighthouse before or after a Lobster Lunch or Dinner

Looking for a great view of this lighthouse and maybe fun places to take a Shellfie? (Our version of a selfie and one of our favs here is Portsmouth Harbor’s old fog bell.) The Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse is 48 feet high, a great spot by the harbor and offers tours and climbing from Mid May – late October 1 pm to 5 pm.  The easiest way to get to the lighthouse is to follow signs for U.S. Coast Guard Station Portsmouth Harbor and Fort Constitution.

There is free parking for Fort Constitution, and as you walk through the pedestrian gate to the station and follow the blue line to Fort Constitution. you can see Whaleback Lighthouse out in the Piscataqua River (from a  distance.)  You’ll also pass Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse’s old fog bell, on display in front of the Coast Guard’s main building.   Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse is about 200/300 feet away from the fort and these grounds are open to the public daily.   A perfect pair – lighthouse and lobster!

Why we love it: This lovely spot offers a great place for romantics and families.

{Photo Credit: Jeremy D’Entremont, New England Lighthouses}

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