Public Tours of WWII Pulpit Rock Tower
Saturday, November 10, 2018
On Saturday, November 10, 2018, from 10 AM to 2PM the Friends of Pulpit Rock Tower, Inc., together with the State of NH Fish and Game Dept., will offer public tours of Pulpit Rock Tower. Pulpit Rock Tower (Rye) was built during WWII to assist in the defense of the New Hampshire seacoast, particularly the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. It is an eight-story cylindrical concrete tower- all levels will be open to the public for viewing at the open house, except the roof deck which must remain closed due to safety considerations. Visitors may climb the stairs, learn about the tower’s involvement in WWII and take in the amazing views from the observation windows. FOPRT and Fish and Game Dept. volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and explain further the history and significance of Pulpit Rock Tower. Pulpit Rock Tower is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and was selected as one of the “Seven to Save”, a list of seven endangered historic properties worth saving by the NH Preservation Alliance.
Winding stairs and ladders must be climbed to reach the observation areas. Only those in good health and with good mobility should attempt to climb the tower. Minimum height is 42”; sorry, no children may be carried and no sandals may be worn. (If you are a disabled person and wish to visit the site during an open house event, you are requested to call in advance, at 603-373-0646. FOPRT will make all reasonable accommodation to provide access or information for you during regular open house hours.)
Tour hours are 10AM- 2PM on Saturday 11/10/2018. In the event of steady rain the event will be cancelled. (Check our facebook page for updates-https://www.facebook.com/foprt) Please park on Ocean Boulevard (Route 1A) and walk down Neptune Drive to the tower access path. Suggested tax-deductible donation is $5 per person or $10 per family; all proceeds benefit the tower.
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