Beavertail Lighthouse, photo courtesy New England Lighthouses: A Virtual Guide.

Beavertail Lighthouse, photo courtesy New England Lighthouses: A Virtual Guide

Jamestown Press: It’s often said that many people who live in New York City have never visited some of its most popular attractions, like the Empire State Building. In the same way, many Jamestown [Rhode Island] residents have never visited the island’s most popular sites, like the museum and aquarium at Beavertail Lighthouse.

However, many out-of-town visitors are showing appreciation. According to the counter at the front door, about 25,000 people come through the turnstiles each year. It is estimated that 200,000 visit Beavertail State Park annually.

This year the museum is a particularly attractive option because 3 more rooms have been opened to the public, according to Linda Warner of the Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association. In the past, only the assistant keeper’s quarters were accessible to visitors. Now, the keeper’s quarters have been opened and filled with art and historical information.

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