Historical Attractions

The Fort at No 4 Museum Charlestown

Where is it at?

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The Fort at No 4 Museum
267 Springfield Road
Charlestown
NH
03603
Tel: 603 826 5700

Directions

267 Springfield Road (NH Route 11) Charlestown, NH

Where are we going today?

Who loves history? Isn't it fascinating! Well, what if there was a place where you could actually re-live history, and feel in person what it's like to live in the past?

Welcome to The Fort at No. 4 Museum! This Charlestown attraction will take you back to the 1740s, where you can explore an authentically reconstructed fortified settlement. How cool is that!

Plantation No. 4 was once the northwestern most village within the British colonies. Pretty impressive! The gran was bought in 1735, and then in 1740 it was settled by a numer of families, who made the journey to the area to settle. These families built homes, and ran businesses, and set up sawmills, doctors, stores and more. 

Now, you can see what life was like! The Fort at No. 4 Museum lets you explore a number of sights that will allow the kids imagination to really take them back in time. You can explore the house of Lt. Parker who was one of the first to arrive, and learn all about "lean-to's" which were used by families whose homes were located outside of the stockade area. 

You can explore The Great Chamber where town meetings were held, and even see the Watch Tower which give some pretty amazing views. 

There are also some fun events at The Fort at No. 4 Museum, including the Harvest Dinner, Blacksmith Weekens and Native Heritage Weekends!

So put down those history books and go out and LIVE history at this fascinating New Hampshire attraction! 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$10
  • Children$6 - $8
  • Free Under: 5 years.
LAST UPDATED 2016

When can we go?

10am - 4:30pm daily. 3:30pm close Sundays.

early May to early November

Teachers corner

They offer educator curriculum sources and accept field trips during May, Junes, September and October. A great way to learn about history! A fun 18th century adventure.

Any Top Tips?

Allow a few hours to see everything, and don't miss the events calendar to make sure you can add the dates to the diary!.

Need a little extra help?

Speak to staff about accessibility or if you have any disabilities and have a query.

Can I get one of those?

There is a gift shop where you can pick up a range of historic and educational items, as well as gifts! The adventure can continue after you've left.

More information

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    The volunteers put in a lot of work but the site would do better if it was the original fort.

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    This really IS living history. Visiting Fort #4 is as close to time travel as possible. Fascinating.

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    I found the exhibits and the reenactment to be interesting and educational.

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