- The list below includes 153 free or cheap things to do in or near New Castle, New Hampshire, including 109 different types of inexpensive activities like Historic Sites, Lighthouses, Parks and History Museums.
- From Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse to Fort Stark State Historic Site, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in New Castle and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Hampton, Portsmouth, Kennebunkport and Ogunquit.
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Named after General John Stark, the Fort Stark State Historic Site is a fort originally built to protect Portsmouth Harbor. Available activities include a tour of the visitor center, informational trails, fishing, swimming, kayaking, and bird watching.
Renamed and repaired in 1791, Fort Constitution was used during the war of 1812, and to train military units during the Civil War. The Fort Constitution Historic Site now provides a glimpse of that past through walking trails, the fort, and a lighthouse on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean.
At the Seacoast Science Center, visitors can play on a playground, take nature walks, and see four lighthouses. Visitors can also participate in educational programs to help them understand sea life better with most programs being geared to children.
The Moira Walsh Gallery is a contemporary art gallery featuring works from a number of local and national artists. The gallery is host to many exhibitions throughout the year, displaying a wide variety of artwork.
Just US Chickens is a cute gallery shop offering handmade functional and decorative arts and crafts for sale by local cooperative artists. All mediums are represented including photography, ceramics, glass, jewelry, and clothing.
Affording a lovely view of the Isle of Shoals, the Wallis Sands State Beach is one of the most popular in New Hampshire. The beach has a clean, sandy shore and a soft bed in the shallow areas, making it popular with children and families.
Prescott Park is a ten-acre park containing over 500 flower varieties on the Piscataqua River. In addition to trails to view the flowers, the park contains four historic buildings, and is often the home of juried art shows and performance art performances.