Rose Island Lighthouse
Guaranteed water view. In addition to day tourists, Rose Island Lighthouse welcomes overnight visitors and weekly keepers who are willing to do chores. Families with children ages 5 and up are especially welcome, but no pets. Overnighters can stay in the turn-of-the-century museum on the first floor. The second-floor keeper’s apartment is available only by the week. Keeper’s quarters can sleep a family of six.
How fun is this? Here’s an excerpt from the lighthouse keeper’s log:
Weather changed significantly by 10 am, although the skies remained clear, the wind picked up to 20-25 mph, so we’ll have plenty of electricity. Lots of visitors today — 28 schoolchildren on a field trip, 2 kayakers who stopped to dry off, and a couple from NYC staying in the museum downstairs. A Navy vessel passed today with the entire crew standing at the railings at parade rest.