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Rose Island Lightouse

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Address: 365 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401-847-4242
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Don't miss Rose island!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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 

Thank daniiibas
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 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

1 Thank art3344
Lincoln RI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank James T
Indianapolis, Indiana
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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.

Thank Pyrlover
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 

3 Thank Melissa E
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 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 yours, pretty much... they have 2 bedrooms, a bedroom in a separate building on the... More 

3 Thank ConnecticutBonbon
New Lenox, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 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. I added this to my collection. I believe in order to get to this lighthouse... More 

1 Thank cwillini
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 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 sunset. Perhaps not for the die hards who want to spend time there, but a... More 

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