The mission of the Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation (RILF) 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 the past and continues today and into the future. 

*More than 900 students from near and far participated in educational field trips to Rose Island last year!


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 3000 guests in 2017.  Approximately 500 visitors attended special events including wine tastings, weddings, fundraisers, and celebrations. Over 200 experienced life as a lighthouse keeper in the vintage lighthouse apartment.

Preservation - Education - Conservation

Your donation supports:

- 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

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