Step back into another century as you become the “keeper” of this working lighthouse for a night or even a week. Built a mile offshore in Narragansett Bay, the lighthouse, which dates to 1869, runs on wind-powered electricity and is accessible only by boat: Be prepared to bunk an extra night (for free) if the weather doesn’t cooperate.
18 things to do in New England in 2013, including Rose Island Lighthouse where you can be a keeper for a week, celebrate the Boston Children's Museum's 100th birthday or the Old State House's 300th, and a chocolate bean to bar tour.
Family Adventure at Rose Island Lighthouse
Family Adventure at Rose Island Lighthouse | Newport, Rhode Island | TravelingMom