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Lighthouse Rental Information

Rental of the Lighthouse grounds includes exclusive use of the grounds east of the building right down to the water offering sweeping panoramic views of Little Narragansett Bay.

  • An outdoor water faucet and electrical outlet are available
  • All events will require a Family membership to the Stonington Historical Society
  • The cost of rental is determined by several factors including the size of the event, length of time required, and amount of set-up involved

Rental Rates

$5,000 Large Tented and Catered Events
$1,500 Short Catered and Non-catered Events (100-person limit)
$500 Small Non-catered Events (50-person limit)
$150 Brief Events with no set up (20-person limit)

View the Lighthouse Museum rental guide and rental agreement. For more information, contact our Site Rental Coordinator at or call (860) 535-8445.


Captain Palmer House Rental Information

Rental of The Captain Palmer House includes exclusive use of the grounds, including a private garden area and waterside wild garden.

  • Outdoor event capacity is 120 people.
  • Catering kitchen is available.
  • The first floor of this 1850s Italianate villa is available for up to 50 people: four interconnecting rooms including a parlor, dining room, spacious kitchen area, and exhibit gallery with front stair hall, side entry, and powder room. A dining table, 50 folding chairs, and two six-foot folding tables are available for your convenience. Additional furniture must be supplied by the renter.
  • The site is available year-round at the discretion of staff so as not to interfere with museum activities.

Rental Rates

$2,500 Outdoor Tented Events
$1,000 Outdoor Events
$1,000 Indoor Events (50-person limit)

View the Captain Palmer House rental agreement here. For more information, contact our Site Rental Coordinator at or call (860) 535-8445.