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It’s Your Island.

Help Us Protect It!

Your donation supports Rose Island through Preservation, Education and Conservation.

Projects include:

  • The continuous restoration of the barracks, lighthouse and foghorn buildings
  • The funding for education and research development activities
  • The safety of the facilities for an enjoyable experience for visitors to Rose Island

Ways to Donate

Make a monetary contribution to support our mission using our online form. All contributions are tax deductible. 

    $20 of every order of a Rose Island Lighthouse license plate goes towards supporting our mission. For RI passenger cars only. 

    Learn more about our efforts on Rose Island.



    • The mission of the Rose Island Lighthouse and Fort Hamilton Trust RILFHT is to preserve the historic and environmental integrity of the island and to maintain and operate its lighthouse for public access.



    • Our staff and volunteers collaborate with schools, colleges and universities, youth groups, and other interested organizations to provide environmental and historic information about the unique role Rose Island has played in history, continues to today and will play well into the future. 
    • Each year hundreds of local students participate in educational field trips to Rose Island!



    • The lighthouse museum, wildlife refuge, and meeting and picnic areas are open for daily visits, exploring, guided tours, and events. Plan an overnight stay in one of 5 unique guest rooms to experience the historic serenity of Rose Island firsthand.
    • Rose Island was host to more than 5000 guests last year.  Each year, we host a variety of special events including wine tastings, history tours, private weddings, island fundraisers, and unique programs like “Art’s on the Island”.
    • Our overnight stay program provides an opportunity to stay in the historic lighthouse and experience life as it was for the old time  keepers.


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