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Barracks Restoration

Thanks to a grant from the Van Beuren Charitable Foundation, our local contractors have been hard at work completing the restoration of two more of our Fort Hamilton Barracks chambers. The work involved consists of fabricating new windows and doors, replacing the...

Surprise Guests

From Memorial Day through Labor Day, we saw more than 1800 visitors stop by Rose Island as part of the Jamestown and Newport Ferry’s daily Narragansett to Newport transport schedule. In July, our tour guide, Joan Quinn, was pleasantly surprised by a visit from Robert...

Rose island Arboretum

This summer, Rose Island received accreditation as an Arboretum from the Newport Tree Conservancy, putting the island in the company of 26 other aboreta in the City of Newport. The Newport Tree Conservancy Arboreta Accreditation Program is committed to citywide...

Who Stays in the Lighthouse

Guests looking for an adventure, something different, a place with history and character. Those looking to connect with nature and spend time off the grid. Families looking to get away from the everyday hustle and bustle, relax, and spend time really connecting with...

Education for Youth

See how the past can provide answers for the future at the Rose Island Lighthouse – a historic, living museum and environmental education center. Here, the keeper’s practical, resourceful way of life becomes a reality for your students through the basic tour...

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