Visitors overnighting in Newport have many options to choose from, including resorts, luxury boutique hotels, full-service and family friendly hotels, budget hotels, inns, bed and breakfasts, short-term home rentals and....a lighthouse? It's true. The Rose Island Lighthouse, originally built in 1869 on the ruins of a bastion of Fort Hamilton, welcomes visitors to play, and stay, at the working lighthouse and museum which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Maintained by volunteer keepers since it was restored in 1993, the lighthouse is perched on its own 18-acre island a mile off Newport in the middle of Narragansett Bay. Earn your keep by working in this historic lighthouse surrounded by glistening waters as America’s Cup 12 meter yachts sail by.