Fort Stark State Historic Site, New Castle

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  • We were almost alone during our adventure here. It has many spaces that you can still go into. The grounds are beautiful and wide open. You can enjoy views of the ocean and go down to the water as....  more
    We were almost alone during our adventure here. It has many spaces that you can still go into. The grounds are beautiful and wide open. You can enjoy views of the ocean and go down to the water as....  more »
  • Whenever I'm on vacation, I'm always looking for historical sites to take in. Fort Stark did not let me down. It's nice to know there are volunteers helping to clean up this site. They are doing a.....  more
    Whenever I'm on vacation, I'm always looking for historical sites to take in. Fort Stark did not let me down. It's nice to know there are volunteers helping to clean up this site. They are doing a.....  more »
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  • I'm surprised ๐Ÿ˜ฏ I didn't know about this place as a kid! I was told about this fort by the woman overseeing the New Castle Historical Museum. WOW ๐Ÿ˜ณ! The place is huge! There is a small museum near the entrance! Access to two โ›ฑ๏ธ beaches! A large seawall to walk on! Great ๐Ÿ‘ views! You can walk into the fort in a few places, though some of the access is actually unauthorized. Large area for ๐Ÿงบ picnics and tables available. Porta potties available. Dumpster for trash ๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ. Parking ๐Ÿ…ฟ๏ธ area was a decent size. When I walked the seawall, I saw different species of aquatic fowl feeding. Fish ๐ŸŸ were literally jumping out of the water! I saw a few of the fisherman catching a few of them. I didn't recognize the species of fish ๐ŸŸ. I saw the Thomas Leighton travel by. The park ๐Ÿž๏ธ official was very friendly and interesting to talk to. My only criticism, the vandalism! Spray paint inside and out! The inside has trash and old furniture and mattresses inside. I think ๐Ÿค” the homeless and the vandals may have been using it as their own home or clubhouse. The bars and fencing that are to keep people out has been damaged in places. I'm bringing my kids back ๐Ÿ”™ here to visit, in spite of the damage. I recommend a visit because there is still so much to see ๐Ÿ™ˆ. The museum is open only on the weekends till 3 PM.
  • Great little fort location, like many in the area the feds just abandoned this fort after World War 2 and was eventually fixed up by locals and donated to the state. They've got a cute little museum and a breakwater that is very accessible. Good place to bring a picnic and it's free unlike other nice spots nearby.

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