The Rose Island Lighthouse has been maintained by volunteer keepers since it was restored in 1993. 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. Rose Island Lighthouse is located a mile off the coasts of Newport and Jamestown. The lighthouse and museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been restored to its 1912 appearance.