The tower is closed to the public and is best seen by boat. A flashing white light, visible for nineteen nautical miles, is emitted from the lighthouse every five seconds.
The Keeper's House has open hours in the summer months, with history and art exhibits. The light tower is open for climbing most days. Keeper's House:
Tuesday through Saturday (11 am - 3 pm) and the Tower (noon to 3 pm). The lighthouse park is open every day from dawn to dusk.
During the summer months, we invite you to visit by boat or you can view the lighthouse from the landing at the end of Pier Road in Cape Porpoise. We have a small dock available for our guests arriving by boat, which is accessible at high tide (and 1-2 hours on either side of the tide). Scott and Karen Dombrowski, our lighthouse keepers, live in the keepers quarters. If home, they will gladly give you a tour of the tower, but please be mindful that it is also a private residence.
Hours of Operation: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends, holidays, and other special event days from Memorial Day weekend to Columbus Day weekend, weather and volunteer availability permitting.
Accessibility: Lighthouse is at the end of a 7/8-mile long breakwater.
VISITOR CENTER OPEN DAILY
10 am - 4 pm Memorial day to July 4th, 10 am - 5 pm from July 4th to Labor Day, 10 am - 4 pm from Labor Day to closing October 15th.
Handicap Parking Available; Wheelchair accessible
This lighthouse can be seen from many spots on shore, including Fort Foster in Kittery, Fort Constitution, Fort Stark, and Great Island Common in New Castle, NH, and Odiorne Point in Rye, NH. The lighthouse is accessible only by boat and is closed to the public.