A green background indicates the event occurs during bird nesting season when access around Rose Island is restricted see aerial photo. Also see
January 1st Members' New Year's Day Pot Luck Picnicat the Lighthouse 12:00PM – 2:00PM
Rose Island Lighthouse Members are invited
to bring their family and guests, plus pot luck
food and drinks to share. Pots of stew, chili
and soup can be heated on a large grill over
an open fire. Help with the New Year beach
clean-up. An unforgettable way to welcome
2016! To be invited Join or renew now.
March 1st – August 15 Bird Nesting Season
Nesting season which is from April 1 - August 15. You walk around the island
or view it from a boat on the water, you will see the dilapidated, buildings
from World Wars I and II that were used to store explosives. Many of them
are in danger of collapsing and it is very unsafe to explore in or even
around them. The Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation is required to protect
this private property according to our deeded conservation easement.
Trespassing is not allowed.
March 11th Newport County Chamber of Commerce EXPO Newport Hyatt 4:00-7:00 PM
Stop by the Rose Island Booth
April 16 Volunteer Day on Rose Island 10:00am – 3:30pm
Pack a lunch and come to the island. Help us sweep out the winter cobwebs. Jobs may include painting, gardening and washing windows, to name a few. Please call the office to sign up and get departure details. 401-847-4242
|April 27 31st Annual Meeting of the Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation
Newport Yacht Club- Long Wharf-Newport RI 5:30-7:30PM
Catch up with friends and neighbors while enjoying delicious hors d'oeuvres.
A brief business meeting will precede the presentation.
Matt Schenck, Education Assistant & Camp Director at the Norman Bird
Sanctuary will be our guest speaker.
$15 Members $20 Non members
Click Here To Register
May - October Lighthouse & Harbor Tour 11:00AM and 1:00PM Daily
Enjoy an 1 1/2 hour trip aboard, Starfish, our
32 foot lobster/picnic boat.. Price includes a tour of the
Lighthouse, Fort, and historic Newport
Harbor. A great deal at just $150 + Tax
for 6 people. Call 401-847-4242 to reserve.
May 28th 5:30 to 7:30pm. The Wine tasting event will be $40 for
members and $50 non members. Ticket price includes transportation, a Rose
Island Lighthouse wine glass, 5 wines paired with cheeses and a sunset
bonfire. Reservations required|
|May 28th to Sept 5th Lighthouse Public Tours - 10 AM
- 4 PM Daily|
Step back in time with a guided tour of the self-sufficient lighthouse and
grounds, including 200 year old Ft. Hamilton. Picnic tables and public
toilets available. Board the Jamestown-Newport Ferry in Newport or Jamestown
for a short ride to Rose Island. The perfect destination for everyone;
couples, individuals, scouts, group tours, school tours, and summer camps.
No reservation needed. Not Recommended for children under 5 years of age.
Pay for round trip tickets on the Ferry and a small landing fee ($5) when
you arrive at Rose
June 20th Summer Solstice Cocktail Party and Bon Fire on Rose
And, for your added enjoyment we’ve included a Full Moon 5:22PM –
8:22PM Pack a picnic and come celebrate this longest day of the year. Cash
Members/$30 Non Members (Includes ferry ticket)
Purchase Tickets Here
4th of July Barbecue &
Fire Works 6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Join us for an unforgettable evening of great food and music. Watch the
spectacular Newport Fireworks from Rose Island! Price includes a mouth
watering, slow- cooked hardwood barbecue feast, lighthouse tours and boat
transport. Attendance limited to 150 lucky ticket holders. Don't miss out –
Event will be held rain or shine.
Aug 15th Bird Nesting Season Restrictions End
Starting on the 15th during regular visiting
hours -10 AM to 4 PM - visitors may walk
around the island ONLY on the BEACHES
and MARKED PATHS. The island interior
remains closed. Land boats only on beaches
at the Lighthouse. Please pick up beach
debris as you go and bring it back to the
lighthouse landing to be counted and
properly disposed in September