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Rose Island Lightouse

PO Box 1419, Newport, RI 02840
401-847-4242
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Ranked #15 of 66 attractions in Newport
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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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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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Gibbstown, New Jersey
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the lighthouse (in the Foghorn Building) on the night of our 5 year anniversary. It was a wonderful place to celebrate the occasion. Directions to park/sail were clear. Captain Chris met us at the docks and helped us to the boat. We traveled with two other people who had booked the first floor of... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I'm sure it's a nice lighthouse, but there are probably more picturesque ones. We didn't go on the actual island, since we sailed by, but it's worth a picture.

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

What a great place to visit. We went here with a school group and had a wonderful time. The ferry ride over was awesome as was the guide who took us over. He joked with the kids and they loved him. When we got there we had a guided tour of everything there including the outhouse charm. Our guide was... More

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West Kingston, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Rose Island is an exceptionally beautiful spot! My husband and I spent a week as "the Lighthouse keepers" and loved it!!! We were lucky to have excellent weather and a full moon while we were there. (although I do plan to visit the island at different times of the year so as to experience how the island changes through the... More

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

The Jamestown/Newport Ferry makes this a great day trip. The island is small, but there's hardly ever anyone where you happen to be at any time while on the island. The help there is very friendly and informative. You can tour the lighthouse, museum and the island. Part of the island used to be off limits, but now you can... More

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Teaneck, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We took the ferry boat ride to Rosé Island. The view from the top of the lighthouse was beautiful. Worth the trip Most of the island was closed off to us due to nesting wildlife But it was worth the trip out there Would consider the option is spending a night on the island

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