The Monadnocks and Merrimack Valley Sights

Fort at No. 4

  • 267 Springfield Rd. (Rte. 11) Map It
  • Charlestown

Published 07/19/2016

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In 1747, this fort 1½ miles north of downtown Charlestown 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 the battles of the French and Indian War.

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267 Springfield Rd. (Rte. 11), off Rte. 12A, Charlestown, New Hampshire, 03603, USA

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  • $10

Published 07/19/2016


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