Rose Island Lighthouse is located on the New England coast in Newport, Rhode Island. Built in 1869, it now serves as a is a working lighthouse just minutes away from the quaint colonial town of Newport Rose Island Light is once again listed on today's charts as a private aid to navigation. It is one of only a few operating lighthouses maintained by working vacationers who sign on for a week at a time as part of our environmental education program. The Lighthouse is also listed in the National Register of Historic Places. For further information please visit our website.