Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Celebrates Restoration, Expansion

Beavertail Lighthouse, at the southern tip of Conanicut Island, houses a museum and an aquarium.
Beavertail Lighthouse, at the southern tip of Conanicut Island, houses a museum and an aquarium.

Jamestown Press: Stewards of the Beavertail Lighthouse have a message for people who haven’t visited recently: Come check us out.

Visitors can see how the volunteers have expanded the museum from 3 rooms to 10. They can explore the new interactive exhibits and marvel at the buildings that have been meticulously restored — everything from catwalks and railings to windows and floors.


Watch the Jamestown episode of New England Boating TV, featuring a tour of Beavertail Light.


According to the Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association, the extensive work has enhanced the museum’s profile, but it has been costly, totaling upwards of $500,000 in the last decade.