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Rose Island Lightouse

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Address: 365 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6603
Phone Number: 401-847-4242
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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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2 Hour Newport Harbor Sail Aboard Former America's Cup Yacht

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We were fortunate that the island (a bird sanctuary of sorts) had just opened for the public. There is a 'landing fee' of $5.00 per person. The lighthouse has a very cute... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Lexington, Kentucky
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Lexington, Kentucky
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were fortunate that the island (a bird sanctuary of sorts) had just opened for the public. There is a 'landing fee' of $5.00 per person. The lighthouse has a very cute interior and the climb up is fairly easy. When you get to the top, there is a small window/door to crawl through which allows access to the platform.... More 

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New City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pricey to take the Newport-Jamestown ferry to get there, but you can ferry all around the bay for the rest of the day after an interesting visit to the lighthouse. Beautiful views, interesting history and LOTS of birds.

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've always wanted to stay overnight in a lighthouse and this was just what I imagined it to be. The reservation process was very easy, the boat ride over to the island was fun and my time on the island was just great! The weather was a bit rainy for part of my time there, but that didn't matter -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 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 roses are lovely. There is sea glass on the beach. The military outbuildings are zealously... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 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 experience. The light house was so fun to climb up to and it has a... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 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 for a quiet quik escape

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Lincoln RI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 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 Fort Adams and takes you over. It was so peaceful watching the ships and sail... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 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.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 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 the lighthouse and island for years before setting foot on it...I was happy with that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 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.

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