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The Fort at #4

Open Now: 10:00 - 16:30
Open today: 10:00 - 16:30
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Sturbridge Village Lite

I visited "The Fort at #4" with two grandkids, ages 3 and 6 and it definitely opened their eyes... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Canaan, New Hampshire
Great little gem

Wonderful local museum.. Very knowledgeable volunteers. We saw the blacksmith explain and... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2017
Mike J
Lacey, Washington
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Independent, open air museum with a focus on the colonial era in the upper valley of the Connecticut River.
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267 Springfield Rd, Charlestown, NH 03603-4736
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Reviewed 12 November 2018

An historic fort community that has been recreated to its period details. For the most part, not original but the volunteers are so informative that you feel transported nonetheless Great view of the Connecticut River from the tower. Many interesting events take place there so...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GammyWhiteCar
Reviewed 2 October 2018

My grandson was intrigued to visit Fort #4. He couldn't believe the amount of history behind this place. Then we all were just intrigued by an over an hour talk with the visiting Abenaki Chief. It was a high point of the summer for all...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Elaine B
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I visited "The Fort at #4" with two grandkids, ages 3 and 6 and it definitely opened their eyes. It's not nearly as expansive as Old Sturbridge Village or Williamsburg, but then again it's staffed with a number of volunteers that do a pretty good...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Biff_Simp
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We visited Fort #4 this past weekend and were amazed at the exactness of detail, the pains-taking restoration and preservation put into this site by the Society. It is a magnificent tribute to our past. The icing on the cake was a full blown re-enactment...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 2005eric2005
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Came an hour before closing, parts of the fort were already shut down, due to not having other visitors. We were nearly sent away. We were then given a shortened tour of the remaining open sections. The fort itselt and displays were interesting and very...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Zephyr_Travel
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Wonderful local museum.. Very knowledgeable volunteers. We saw the blacksmith explain and demonstrate his craft.. Great tool and weaving displays. Interactive games for the family to enjoy.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Mike J
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We were expecting a military installation and instead found a small town...it was perfect! We were able to tour the houses, spent time with several docents including a weaver and a historian and had a delightful time. The small gift shop held several interesting items...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Nancy N
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Previous visits were really fun, but this special event was a wonderful and rare experience. It offering 1 on 1 conversation with "real" mountain men snd woman, not reenactors dressed up pretending. These people were the real thing, real life experienced trappers (beaver), guides and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank JVC3515
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I am into history, and because i was in the area, I looked for something else to do while i was there. the staff is welcoming and friendly but you can tell they are not professional rein-actors. every inexpensive will not take you long to...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank paul b
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

The fort is a nice, well maintained recreation of the actual Fort at Number 4. The admission is reasonable ($10), and the tour guide very knowledgeable. The woman that runs the place is very condescending and somewhat demeaning, which somewhat spoils the visit.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Deborah H
14 September 2018|
Response from Meander33984725201 | Property representative |
Dogs are allowed on leash. The museum does ask that pets not go into museum buildings. Owners are also asked to police behind their pets.