Fort Constitution

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The historic fort is known not only for its Revolutionary War past, but also for a tragedy that occurred on July 4, 1809. An accidental explosion, when the wind blew a spark onto over 300 lbs. of powder, set off numerous cannons and explosions that killed nine Independence Day celebrants and ravaged the fort. Apparitions, mists and strange lights have been caught on film, and paranormalists have determined that several spirits inhabit the fort.

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Geographic Information

Address:
25 Wentworth Rd
New Castle, NH
United States

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GPS:
43.0714256630235, -70.70978066560667
County:
Rockingham County, New Hampshire
Nearest Towns:
New Castle, NH (0.3 mi.)
Kittery Point, ME (0.8 mi.)
Kittery, ME (1.8 mi.)
Portsmouth, NH (2.7 mi.)
South Eliot, ME (4.3 mi.)
Rye, NH (5.1 mi.)
York Harbor, ME (5.6 mi.)
Newington, NH (6.6 mi.)
Greenland, NH (6.7 mi.)
Eliot, ME (7.3 mi.)

Contact Information

Web:
http://www.nhstateparks.org/explore/state-parks/fort-constitution-state-historic-site.aspx

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