Palmer’s Island Lighthouse

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Lighthouse Specs

  • Year constructed: 1849 
  • First lit: 1849
  • Construction: Stone
  • Tower shape: Conical tower
  • Height: 23 feet
  • Focal height: 23 feet
  • Markings: White
  • Characteristic: Flashing white light every 7.5 seconds
  • Status: Private aid
  • NRHP number: 80000433


  • Address: Palmer Island
  • Town: New Bedford
  • State: Massachusetts
  • GPS: Lat 41.6269255 Lng -70.909085
  • Parking notes: There are about two dozen parking spots located at the end of Gifford Street in New Bedford. Parking spots allow visitors to access the New Bedford Harborwalk and walk over to the lighthouse.
  • Parking directions: HERE
  • Location directions: HERE

1 review for Palmer’s Island Lighthouse

  1. Jeremy

    Palmer Island Lighthouse in New Bedford, Massachusetts harbor was first lit in 1849 (snapped July 31). You can see it by walking to one end of the Harbor Walk (park in a lot on Gifford Street by the water)) and, at low tide, crossing a small sandy and rocky beach onto Palmer Island. Then navigate the rugged trail to get a closer view (it’s a very short hike on the island and the rocks are jagged so no joke).

    Image #1 from Jeremy
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