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Rose Island Lighthouse

Stop 2 on the Jamestown Newport Ferry is Rose Island Lighthouse. Its fully restored and functional lighthouse is a living piece of maritime history. The Rose Island lighthouse and Fort Hamilton are open daily from May 28 through October 11, 2021. Regular daily visits (during the season) include a general information tour by their island greeters and there is also a self-guided tour brochure that permits the visitor to explore the lighthouse grounds on their own. Guests may be allowed access into the lighthouse in small groups, but should check www.roseisland.org for conditions and updates due to the pandemic. Other activities include beach combing, fishing, bird watching and swimming (no lifeguard). Picnic tables and public toilets are available. If you plan on visiting the Rose Island Lighthouse you will need to purchase a roundtrip Jamestown Newport Ferry ticket as well as a separate Rose Island Landing Fee ticket. Both can be purchased on this site, when you click the "Purchase Ferry Tickets" button at the top of the page. The island is closed to the public during fundraisers. For Rose Island information, call 401.847.4242.

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Newport History Tours - Museum - Virtual Tours 2021

The Museum of Newport History & Shop, located on Washington Square at 127 Thames Street in the 1763 Brick Market, is available to visit Tuesday through Friday 11am-3pm and Saturday and Sunday 9am-1pm. Visit NewportHistoryTours.org or call 401-841-8770. Virtual tours at https://newporthistory.org/tours.

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Columbus Day Sidewalk Sale, Oct. 8–11, 2021

Make your way to the Bowen's Wharf waterfront for shopping specials! Forget the mall, shop small! FREE ADMISSION and list of participating shops on Facebook.

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16
Bowen's Wharf Seafood Festival, Oct. 16–17, 2021

The Jamestown Newport Ferry will have an express run to the Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival, which will feature fried calamari, oysters, fish tacos, lobster rolls, signature cocktails and cold Whalers beer. Event will have live music and family fun, all beneath the Wharf’s tents.

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