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Address: PO Box 1419, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401-847-4242
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Description: Discover quaint, colonial charm with a stay at an historic lighthouse in...
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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Stay overnight if you can!

This lighthouse sits out on a tiny island at the entrance to Newport Harbor. To reach it you must take the Jamestown/Newport Ferry, which is a great way to see the harbor itself... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Rhode Island
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82 reviews 82 reviews
31 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This lighthouse sits out on a tiny island at the entrance to Newport Harbor. To reach it you must take the Jamestown/Newport Ferry, which is a great way to see the harbor itself! You have to pay $5 to disembark and then you're free to explore the island. You can see the lower level of the lighthouse but can't climb... More 

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Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This was an adorable island, the light house is fun to walk through and explore with all the history inside. The island is small and was quick and easy to explore and see. Due to seagulls nesting, we could only see a small part, but it was the perfect 45min. The baby seagulls walking around were adorable! The only problem... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I brought my 2 granddaughters ages 3 and 5 to visit the lighthouse and the fairy gardens. The day started off a boat ride around the harbor and over to Jamestown to pick up passengers. It was so interesting to see the multi million dollar yachts among the fishing fleet. Once on Rose Island, we were met by a most... More 

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Hicksville, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Because I had once mentioned that staying overnight in a lighthouse would be cool, my husband booked Rose Island for my 60th birthday. We had beautiful weather and a glorious time. The accommodations vary but the given descriptions of what to expect were very accurate. If you require modern conveniences, only rent the keepers apartment on the second floor. We... More 

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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95 reviews 95 reviews
36 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The whole island is about 18.5 acres and has only two lots. the lighthouse sits on the smaller of the two which contains 1.5 acres and is owned by city of newport. the rest of the island (about 17 acres) was acquired by the rose island lighthouse foundation (june 25, 1999). the foundation keeps the lighthouse property open year round... More 

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Plainfield
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This is not a big oooh and aaah place but it's a decent way to spend a couple of hours. The boat ride over affords you the opportunity to see some of those enormous mansions from the other side. If you're a photo buff Rose Island's lighthouse will have you snapping postcard style pics. The volunteers were very nice and... More 

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Abbotsford,B.C.
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

It is beautiful, it is scenic, and it is historic, who could ask for anything more??!! The volunteers here are dedicated and so very friendly. They know so much about their wonderful light and they love to tell their visitors all of the wonderful stories. Don't forget to hunt for some sea glass while you are there.

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Toledo, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Spent one night here. It was well worth it. Absolutely wonderful time. Foggy next morning made for great photo ops. Nothing negative could possibly be said about the experience. Nice website gives good details on a one night or one week visit.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Took a tender on over to the Rose Island Lighthouse for a private clambake. Toured the lighthouse, and enjoyed a really nice evening. Was fortunate to speak w/folks who were staying in a room on this Island (away from the lighthouse) who were enjoying their stay. That was a bit to rustic for my taste as no electricity and rest... More 

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New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It's worth the price of the boat ride to get to Rose Island so that you can enter the quaint lighthouse and climb all the way to the top. Set your camera on panoramic mode and click away at the breathtaking views below.

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Address: Address: PO Box 1419, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401-847-4242
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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