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Fort at No. 4 Review

In 1747, this fort was an outpost on the periphery of Colonial civilization. That year fewer than 50 militiamen at the fort withstood an attack by 400 French soldiers, ensuring that northern New England remained under British rule. Today, costumed interpreters at this living-history museum cook dinner over an open hearth and demonstrate weaving, gardening, and candle making. Each year the museum holds reenactments of militia musters and battles of the French and Indian War.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 267 Springfield Rd., ½ mile north of Charlestown Charlestown, NH 03603 | Map It
  • Phone: 603/826–5700
  • Cost: $10
  • Hours: May–Aug., Mon.–Sat. 10–4:30, Sun. 10–4; Sept. and Oct., Wed.–Fri. 10–2:30, weekends 10–4
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  • Location: Charlestown
Updated: 12-24-2013

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