Stay in a Lighthouse
Rose Island Lighthouse
Guaranteed water view. In addition to day tourists, Rose Island Lighthouse welcomes overnight visitors and weekly keepers who are willing to do chores. Families with children ages 5 and up are especially welcome, but no pets. Overnighters can stay in the turn-of-the-century museum on the first floor. The second-floor keeper’s apartment is available only by the week. Keeper’s quarters can sleep a family of six.
How fun is this? Here’s an excerpt from the lighthouse keeper’s log:
Weather changed significantly by 10 am, although the skies remained clear, the wind picked up to 20-25 mph, so we’ll have plenty of electricity. Lots of visitors today — 28 schoolchildren on a field trip, 2 kayakers who stopped to dry off, and a couple from NYC staying in the museum downstairs. A Navy vessel passed today with the entire crew standing at the railings at parade rest.
CLAMBAKE August 15, 2009
Visit Rose Island for a clambake Aug. 15, 11-3. This is the world’s most trashless, bring-your-own-blanket-and-sit-on-the-ground-clambake feast! Island fun for the whole family! Music by Wellstrung. Attendance limited to 150. Reservations required. Rain or shine.