Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Dream Vacation: Lighthouse tours

Here's a fun fact, friends: The Sandy Hook Lighthouse in New Jersey, built in 1764, is the nation's oldest lighthouse as it was originally built (the Boston Light Lighthouse in Massachusetts, though built in 1716, takes second place because it was reconstructed in 1783 following the Revolutionary War). Today is National Lighthouse Day (who knew?!?), so how awesome would it be to celebrate by staying in an actual lighthouse? It's always been a fantasy of mine, and the Rose Island Lighthouse in Rhode Island sounds perfect. You take the Jamestown Ferry to the 18.5-acres island, and the Lighthouse is open year-round.
And, you can book a stay on a nightly or weekly basis, even volunteering for a week as the Lighthouse's "Keeper" if you'd like. Imagine spending a week taking in the island scenery, fishing off the rocks, eating lots of picnics on the beach and doing some seal watching! Would you like to stay in a lighthouse, friends? Have you visited one before? xoxo

P.S. More of America's prettiest lighthouses.


  1. On of my dream holidays is to stay in a lighthouse especially in Scotland.

  2. i'm very familiar with the Sandy Hook lighthouse - as well as the Barnegat Lighthouse as it's in my backyard :o)

  3. I think that would be a spectacular trip. So beautiful up close to the water!

  4. It sounds like the perfect holiday and a great excuse to unplug. =)

  5. This is like my mother's dream vacation. She is obsessed with lighthouses. I would love to stay in a lighthouse for a few nights. It would be the best mother daughter trip. I will have to look more into this. Thanks for sharing!


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