Butler Flats Lighthouse


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Lighthouse Specs

  • Year Constructed: 1898 
  • First Lit: 1898 
  • Construction: Brick
  • Tower Shape: Conical 
  • Height: 53 feet
  • Focal Height: 53 feet
  • Markings: White tower with black base and lantern
  • Characteristic: Flashing white light every 4 seconds
  • Range: N/A – it now operated as a private aid to navigation
  • Status: Lighthouse was deactivated in 2014 and it the lighthouse currently serves as a private aid to navigation
  • NRHP Number: 87001530


  • Address: Acushnet River
  • Town: New Bedford
  • State: Massachusetts
  • GPS: 41.603824, -70.894492
  • Parking Notes: The lighthouse is not open to the public, but it can be viewed from East Rodney French Boulevard in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Fort Taber Park is a great place to park and enjoy views of the lighthouse.
  • Parking Directions: HERE
  • Location Directions: HERE


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