New England Lighthouses
and Rhode Island
This page is a list of all the Southern New England Lighthouses.
Some are functional, some you can visit, but some are offshore.
The ones we have personally seen and taken pictures of, are linked to their respective page.
CT Lighthouse - Seaside Park
-Bridgeport Lighthouse - Fayerweather Island
-Fairfield Lighthouse - Located at Penfield Reef
-Greenwich Lighthouse - Great Captain's Island
-Mystic CT Lighthouse - Noanke - Located at Morgan Point Coming soon!
-New Haven Harbor - Lighthouse - New Haven
-New Haven CT Lighthouse - Lighthouse Point CT, Southwest Ledge
-New London Harbor Lighthouse
-New London Ledge Light House - offshore near Ocean Beach Park
-Norwalk Lighthouse - Sheffield Island - Take a Sheffield Island cruise
-Old Saybrook Lighthouse - Saybrook Breakwater
-Old Saybrook Lighthouse - Saybrook Lynde Point
-Sheffield Island Lighthouse: 888-LI-SOUND or 203-838-9444 Open weekends, Memorial Day - June; daily, July - Labor Day - Program fees vary. Picturesque boat ride to Sheffield Island; tour National Register 10-room lighthouse, picnic area. Children's environmental education programs. Birthday parties, exhibits and special events offered.
-Stamford Lighthouse - Chatham Ledge
-Stonington Harbor Lighthouse
-Stratford Shoal - Offshore Stratford
-Stratford CT Lighthouse - located in Lordship, south Stratford
See some more CT
Rhode Island Lighthouses
Lighthouses in Rhode Island
See a map of these RI lighthouse locations
-Watch Hill Light, Westerly - Museum, open to the public
-Point Judith RI Lighthouse - Right at the tip of Narragansett Bay. So scenic!
-Warwick Light, Warwick -
-Sandy Point Light and Prudence Island - boat trip to the lighthouse Built 1823 - Active - Relocated from Goat Island in 1851. Accessible by ferry from Bristol.
-Bristol Ferry Light, Bristol - Hog Island Shoal - Built in 1901- Active - Located at entrance to Bristol Harbor. Bristol Ferry - Built 1855 - Inactive - Private Residence. -Located on Ferry Road, south end of Mount Hope Bridge.
-Rose Island Light, Newport - Now a Bed and Breakfast, overnight accommodations, boat trip
-Newport Harbor Light, Newport -
-Lime Rock Light, Newport -
-Beavertail Light, Jamestown - Museum, open to the public
-Castle Hill Light, Newport -
-Block Island Lighthouse Sotheast - A great lighthouse to visit! Museum, open to the public, boat trip
-Block Island Lighthouse North - At the end of a long stretch of beach. Museum, open to the public, boat trip
Middletown Lighthouse - Located offshore from the RI Wildlife Refuge
Nayatt Point - Built 1856 - Inactive - Private Residence. Located at end of Nayatt Road, Barrington.
Sakonnet - Built 1884 - Active Located 800 yards off Sakonnet Point in Little Compton (end of Rt. 77.)
Bass River Lighthouse - How about staying at a Lighthouse in West Dennis, Cape Cod?
Lighthouse Preservation Society - a nonprofit organization that has made lighthouse preservation a national issue.
New England Lighthouses - Lighthouses by State - a tour of 189 lighthouses with original photography, history, cruise information, antique postcards and more.
Read all about Lighthouses - US Coast Guard website. Light Stations: Information and Photography Lightships Buoys & Tenders: A History; by Amy K. Marshall; based on her Master's Thesis (next entry) "Frequently Close to the Point of Peril: A History of Buoys and Tenders in U.S. Coastal Waters, 1789-1939," by Amy K. Marshall. Historically Famous Lighthouses U.S. Lighthouse Service Chronology, 1716-1939 Interesting Lighthouse Facts U.S. Lighthouse Service Uniforms
American Lighthouse Foundation - The American Lighthouse Foundation's (ALF) short-term goals are to prevent the further loss and deterioration to historic lighthouses under the direct control of the organization and to garner public and private sector support to effectively sustain and grow such lighthouse preservation measures.