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Rose Island Lightouse

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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...more
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365 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6603
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Stayed overnight on Rose Island several years ago. It was an amazing and unique experience. You can also get there by private boat and/or ferry (durring season). Lovely island to explore.

Thank Windygnf
Reviewed 6 July 2018

We were recently on a cruise that stopped in Newport. We decide to take a short boat tour across the harbor to nearby Rose Island, home of the Rose Island Lighthouse. Our tour guide taught us about the area during the boat ride, and once...More

Thank btobey
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

This was one of 9 1/2 lights you see on the lighthouse cruise tour with the Rhode Island Fast Ferry. The tour is between 1 1/2-2 hrs. The boat offers a nice perspective from the water, although it is available on a limited basis to...More

Thank Dean_Amy-2004
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Just a 15 minute small ferry ride to this island. You can climb to the top of the lighthouse and see the barracks where soldiers lived during WWII guarding the ammunition that was stored here. There are photos and furniture in the lighthouse, which gives...More

Thank JackX729
Reviewed 21 August 2017

This island is a little slice of paradise. You get great views of Newport from the top of the lighthouse and the island is so peaceful and calming. The tour guides at the lighthouse were friendly and willing to answer questions. There is a small...More

Thank ethomas1850
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We took the Rose Island-Jamestown Ferry to Rose Island. It is staffed by wonderful volunteers who obviously love what they are doing. We were greeted on the dock by a gentleman who gave us a few guidelines and tips; he graciously answered questions throughout our...More

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 16 March 2017

awesome experience. beautiful night away for family or a couple. Would highly recommend. it is a very nice experience.

Thank Jacqueline G
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We had a very cool visit to the island. We stayed for a single overnight and we were the only 2 people on the island. Exploring the island was fascinating and the views from the light at sunset were amazing. We did have trouble with...More

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Reviewed 17 November 2016

Ooooowee, baby. This historic landmark is situated offshore in what feels like the middle of Narragansett Bay. Ships and pleasure craft pass to the west and sailboat races are almost daily all summer. One must reach the lighthouse by boat and the ferry runs fairly...More

1  Thank John S
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Fun to stay overnight at the lighthouse. We had the second floor apartment which is fully equiped and has a private bath. Bring your own food, but there is drinking water and a few spices and condiments if you want to use them. On the...More

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