7 Lighthouses You Can Sleep In - Family Traveller (USA)

For an unforgettable adventure that will appeal to kids and adults alike, spend a night or two in one of the historic lighthouses dotted along North America’s coastline. While some of these unique properties offer individual rooms, others provide the opportunity to rent the whole lighthouse and actually be light keeper for the night.

Rose Island Lighthouse, Newport, Rhode Island

 Enjoy a family sleepover at Rose Island Lighthouse, built a mile offshore in Narragansett Bay and accessible only by boat. This lighthouse has been home to keepers and their families for over a hundred years and it feels like you’re stepping back in time the minute you arrive. Rooms are decorated in turn of the century style and the second floor Keeper’s Apartment is ideal for families. Kids (and grownups) can get stuck in with traditional lighthouse keeping activities to help keep the station functioning, plus there’s a wildlife refuge, two beaches and the Fort Hamilton Barracks to explore.

The Keeper’s Apartment is $450 per night, minumum 3-night stay in season. Children aged 5 and under are not allowed to stay overnight.

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