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Rose Island Lightouse

365 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840-6603
+1 401-847-4242
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2 Hour Newport Harbor Sail Aboard Former America's Cup Yacht
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Discover quaint, colonial charm with a stay at an historic lighthouse in Newport, RI. located one mile off the coast of in Narragansett Bay. Built in 1869, the restored lighthouse provides a rare opportunity to share in its history. Your reservation includes boat transportation.
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365 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840-6603
+1 401-847-4242
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

The $5 cash landing fee is worth every penny. The bosun greets you and gives you a brief intro to the island. The gatekeepers' cottage has been restored to 1912; it provides the access to the lighthouse with its great view of Newport. The beach...More

2  Thank TravelingTrioFromCT
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

I went her with my friend it was a lot of fun and very pretty. Chris is very helpful and loves the island. My friend and i went kayaking it was a lot of fun a little difficult going against the current but a great...More

Thank daniiibas
Reviewed 19 June 2016

This lighthouse on an island in the bay off Newport is a great weekend over nite mini adventure....bring all your food and you get an included row boat trip to carry you to this retrea...you also can be assigned some lighthouse duties....great for all looking...More

1  Thank art3344
Reviewed 11 June 2016

I stayed overnight at the lighthouse as a light house keeper and there IS ELECTRIC POWER AND RUNNING WATER. The stay was awesome. Kayaked around the island . Watched the sunset and sunrise from the op of the lighthouse. Capt Chris picks you up at...More

2  Thank James T
Reviewed 24 May 2016

I understand you can pay to stay here and be light keeper, but the lighthouse has no water or electricity. No my kind of fun, but maybe for others.

Thank Pyrlover
Reviewed 15 March 2016

There is something magical about a trip to Rose Island. I tagged along with a friend to see the place on a beautiful summer day and found myself utterly charmed by the place. Nestled at the foot of the Pell (Newport) Bridge, I had admired...More

3  Thank Melissa E
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Fine for the family. A lighthouse and military buildings. Magnificent view from all angles.Take the ferry and spend at least two hours exploring. Comb the rocky beaches for shells and sea glass. Watch the multitudes of sea birds and sailboats. Very enjoyable.

2  Thank barneygirlnewport
Reviewed 17 December 2015

This is fun and interesting. All arranged thru the website and ferry co, you park in a designated lot in Jamestown, the ferry takes you to the island. We stayed overnight (benefits the Lighthouse foundation). When the lighthouse museum closes at 4pm, the island is...More

3  Thank ConnecticutBonbon
Reviewed 19 November 2015

My wife and I were on a Fall Foliage Tour and we stopped at the Fort Addams State Park for a pit stop. I was able to see the lighthouse from the park with a zoom lens with my camera. Love taking pictures of lighthouses....More

1  Thank cwillini
Reviewed 2 November 2015

I drove out to Goat island and took a left and just passed the parking garage took a right and there was a little parking area and band shell like pavilion where I was able to snap a few pictures of Rose Island Lighthouse at...More

2  Thank TryppAdams
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