The Beavertail Lighthouse, located in Jamestown, Rhode Island, is the third oldest lighthouse (1749) in the New England.
Where are the two older lighthouses? The oldest New England lighthouse is the Boston Light Lighthouse, built in 1716. The second oldest New England lighthouse, built in 1746, is the Brandt Point Lighthouse on Nantucket.
|The Three Oldest New England Lighthouses|
|The Beavertail Lighthouse|
|A View from Beavertail Park|
Take time to visit the Lighthouse Museum as well. You'll find lots of interesting historical pictures and artifacts.
|The Beavertail Museum|
|The Watch Hill Lighthouse|
The Watch Hill Lighthouse is a little hard to find. It is located at the end of a private road, off Larkin Road in Watch Hill, Road Island. Cars are discouraged, so you'll need to park in the village of Watch Hill and walk to the lighthouse. It is worth the walk. The view is sensational.
|A View from the Watch Hill Lighthouse|
When you are visiting Rhode Island be sure to put checking out one or two of its wonderful lighthouses on your list of things to do. Starting with Rhode Island's two oldest lighthouses is a great beginning. You can visit both of these in one day, and between the two you might even have time to visit the Point Judith Lighthouse, located in Narragansett, Rhode Island. It will make for a very enjoyable day.