The 1871 Pomham Rocks Lighthouse is the last of five lighthouses that once stood on Rhode Island’s Providence River. It’s been beautifully restored by the Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse, a chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation.
Now you can take a self-guided tour of the historic building. Knowledgeable docents will also be available to answer any questions you may have and tell you a story or two. To get to the lighthouse, you will take a 30-minute boat ride to the island.
Jeremy D’Entremont is the author of more than 20 books and hundreds of articles on lighthouses and maritime history. He is the president and historian for the American Lighthouse Foundation and founder of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses, and he has lectured and narrated cruises throughout the Northeast and in other regions. He is also the producer and host of the U.S. Lighthouse Society podcast, “Light Hearted.” He can be emailed at Jeremy@uslhs.org