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Rose Island Lightouse

PO Box 1419, Newport, RI 02840
401-847-4242
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Ranked #16 of 66 Attractions in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Dallas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I travel to Newport once a year from Texas, my first stop is Rose! I've come with both friends and family, from hanging out by a campfire at night during the fall to having a glass of wine in the summer looking out over the water lite by the Newport Bridge. Every experience has been wonderful. Rose is unique and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I love coming to the rose Island Lighthouse for the "dog romp". Of course these don't happen in the summer because the land is protected for the birds, however, it is such a fun experience. The Rose Island lighthouse teams up with a local store or rescue group to put on these fun activities for you and your furry friend.... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I have stayed overnight here several times. Well worth the money! Better to splurge and go for the upstairs apartment, for many more amenities, such as a bathroom.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I have visited the Rose Island where you can walk the perimeter at the proper tide, and non-nesting seasons. It is very interesting as the island used to have a navy installment and still has a barricks. The Rose Island Lighthouse can be rented and you can stay, but you have to "work" the facility (limited work really). My daughter... More

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Rose Island is a lovely lighthouse! It is beautiful and the views from the lighthouse are stunning. Be sure to stop here during your Newport trip and see a little pice of classic New England. Don't forget your camera!

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Greenville
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Enjoyed a Save the Bay tour with friendly, well educated guides with info about the history of the lighthouse and the habits of the playful seal visitors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Taking a trip to the Rose Island Lighthouse is a fine experience. The light overlooks Narraganset Bay,Newport, and Jamestown. When I walked into the lighthouse, I felt as if I was back in the eighteen hundreds. Your guides will even let you go to the light chamber at the very top. If you have ever thought of being a lighthouse... More

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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Been there done that Its a great place nice boat ride then what a view in the middle of Narragansett Bay In Season this place has an amazing view of all the boating in the Bay If you can get out here in a summers weekend just stay a while and enjoy the view

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

A great way to get out on the water (either the Newport/Jamestown Ferry or the Rose Island launch) and take in the beautiful views of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. The Light House quarters have been restored and work is being done on the light beacon itself. Lots of history here. Worth the trip!

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

A great place to visit or stay overnight. Access is by boat. In season boat tours are available from one of the commercial boat tour operators. The Lighthouse foundation also owns their own boat, the starfish. Please check out my photo album from this year's New Year's Day visit: http://www.slideshare.net/DrRonShapiro/rose-island-lighthouse-photo-album-new-years-day-2013-29620447

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