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Rose Island Lighthouse

Stop #2 on the Jamestown Newport Ferry is Rose Island Lighthouse. The ferry provides the only public transportation to this island. Fort Hamilton and the fully restored and functional lighthouse are open daily, May through October. Regular daily visits (during the season) include a general information tour by their island greeters or you can grab a self-guided tour brochure and explore the grounds on your own. The island is a great place to enjoy beach combing, fishing, bird watching and swimming (no lifeguard). Picnic tables and public toilets are available. If you plan on visiting Rose Island you will need to purchase a roundtrip Jamestown Newport Ferry Hop-On Hop-Off ticket as well as a separate Rose Island Landing Fee ticket. Both can be purchased on this site by clicking the "Buy Tickets" button at the top of the page. The island is closed during fundraisers. We recommend parking in Jamestown to catch the ferry. For more parking info, see our FAQ section.

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Explore the Grounds and Garden

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Tour the Lighthouse Museum

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Events

Rose Island Artist Residency

Up to 7 artists can stay in the island’s historic lighthouse buildings and will have access to the studio spaces located inside the late 18th-century barracks. I's a great opportunity to be inspired by the island’s natural environment.
September 16, 2024
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6 nights
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