The fully restored and functional lighthouse is a living piece of maritime history. Both the Rose Island light station and Ft. Hamilton are open for guided tours daily between 10 am and 4 pm from Memorial Day through Labor Day. 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 separate Landing Fee Ticket. Adults $10.00 – Children 12 and under $7.00. RILF members are not charged. The island is closed to the public during fundraisers. For more information: 401.847.4242.View Ferry Schedule
The Jamestown Newport Ferry runs continuous express service to Fort Adams with departures from One East Ferry Wharf in Jamestown. See our website for schedule and rate information.
The world-famous Newport Jazz Festival is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year! The favorite mode of transportation to the festival, the Jamestown Newport Ferry will take you straight to the heart of the action. Headliners for the 2019 festival include Herbie Hancock, Common, Corinne Bailey Rae and more.
Senator John H. Chafee sponsored a joint resolution designating the day of August 7, 1989 as “National Lighthouse Day.” In summary “Designates August 7, 1989, as National Lighthouse Day and calls for lighthouse grounds, where feasible, to be open to the public.” On November 5, 1988 President Ronald Reagan signed the Bill into law (No. 100-622). SPECIAL: Jamestown Newport Ferry will offer a special Sunset Cruise on National Lighthouse Day. Click on Event Website for more information.