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The Monadnocks and Merrimack Valley Sights

Fort at No. 4

  • 267 Springfield Rd. Map It
  • Charlestown

Updated 12/24/2013

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information


267 Springfield Rd., ½ mile north of Charlestown, Charlestown, New Hampshire, 03603, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $10
  • May–Aug., Mon.–Sat. 10–4:30, Sun. 10–4; Sept. and Oct., Wed.–Fri. 10–2:30, weekends 10–4

Updated 12/24/2013


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