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Rhode Island History Online Directory Initiative - Watch Hill Lighthouse Museum

Watch Hill Lighthouse Museum

The Watch Hill Lighthouse Museum is a small, historic jewel that visitors are welcome to discover on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons throughout July and August. Commissioned in 1807 by President Thomas Jefferson, the lighthouse has served the seafaring community of Watch Hill and its neighbors for over 200 years.

Facility open to the public:


Open to the public by:

Regular Hours | Special Events

Offer facility rentals:


Site is ADA compliant:


Items in collection by type:

Archives | Historic buildings | Manuscripts | Manuscripts | Paintings | Photographs | Postcards | Tools

Access to information:


Subject areas:

Watch Hill, Westerly, hurricane of 1938, lighthouse, lens, lighthouse keepers.

Geographic areas:

Watch Hill, South County, Westerly.

Offer educational programs:


Offer programs for children: