Tours

We regret to announce, out of the safety of our volunteers and future visitors, that all tours of the Pomham Rocks Lighthouse have been cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19.


** The Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse welcome visitors to the island on the Lady Pomham II on select days only. The island and dock are not open to visitors traveling on their own personal watercraft  **

Rates

Adult (Ages 18-61): $40
Senior (Ages 62+): $36
FPRL Member: $18
Child (Ages 6-17) : $18
Military/Student (college or trade school): $34

Duration

2 Hours

About

Take a guided tour of the interior of the historic 1871 Pomham Rocks Lighthouse. The last of five lighthouses situated on the Providence River, the Pomham Rocks Lighthouse is still a working navigational light and has been beautifully restored both inside and out.

To get there, you will take a 20-minute boat ride to the island and along the way you will see the former sites of the Sassafras Point (now part of the Port of Providence) and Fuller Rock Lighthouses. Our interior tours will also give a nod to the other lighthouses that lit the way for mariners since the nineteenth century at the northern end of the Bay.

Led by our experienced and knowledgeable tour guides, you will learn about the history of the lighthouses, the keepers, and tour the historic interior, including an optional climb to the lantern room where you will enjoy beautiful views of Narragansett Bay and the working port of Providence. With luck you will experience one of the huge tankers going by, seemingly so close you could almost touch it! 

What to Bring

  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Water and/or snack
  • A copy of your confirmation email, which you will receive after you book

What not to bring

  • Coolers
  • Luggage
  • Strollers
  • Very large bags
  • Alcohol

What to wear

Please dress for the weather. It can often be up to 10 degrees cooler out on the water, so we recommend a light jacket or sweater on cooler days. Be sure to dress comfortably and have rubber-soled shoes on your feet.

What not to wear

Please note that visiting Pomham Rocks includes uneven grounds and stairs or steps inside and out, as well as a ladder from the watch room to the lantern room. 

  • Backless shoes, including flip-flops or sandals
  • high heels
  • slippery soled shoes

Restrictions

  • All passengers must be at least 6 years of age
  • Each child (6-12) must be accompanied by an adult (e.g. 2 children, 2 adults; 3 children, 3 adults, etc.)
  • Due to the location, we are not handicap-accessible. Passengers must be capable of negotiating the boat ramp, terrain, and stairs without assistance
  • Pomham Rocks Lighthouse is only accessible to the public through escorted, guided boat tours provided by the Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse (FPRL). No private watercraft is permitted. i.e: boats, canoes, kayaks, jet skis etc. 
  • No smoking allowed on the boat, inside the lighthouse, or anywhere on the property
  • No food or drink permitted inside the lighthouse
  • We have a Carry In, Carry Out policy (includes any form of trash: bottles, cans, paper, wrappers, etc.)
  • All visitors to the island must stay within the fenced-in area due to the dangerous terrain on the perimeter of the island
  • There will be no access to the gallery (the outer balcony surrounding the lantern room)
  • Only three visitors will be allowed in the lantern room at one time, always under the supervision of a docent
Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse
P.O. Box 15121 Riverside, RI 02915
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