Plan a Visit

We're very glad you want to visit Nobska Light!

Right now the Keeper's House is under construction while we renovate this historic building.  The lighthouse Tower is closed, too, except at posted times - see the DATES, TIMES & DIRECTIONS page for dates and times.

There is limited parking in front of the lighthouse. You are welcome to look around outside the fenced-off construction area and enjoy the views of Falmouth Harbor entrance, Martha's Vineyard and the Elizabeth Islands and watch the boats and ferries going in and out of Woods Hole.

Admission is free. Donations to support the lighthouse preservation and restoration are very welcome.

Safety Rules for the Tower

When the tower is open for tours, six people at one time can go all the way up the 41 stairs into the light room at the top. Be warned the last 8 of those stairs are on a ladder.

Children must be at least 6 years of age AND 45 inches tall to enter.

Shoes and shirts required.

No food or drink or smoking is permitted in the lighthouse tower.

Infants in carrying pouches are not allowed in the lighthouse.

Backpacks, large purses, large camera bags not allowed in the light room.

  No liability is accepted for personal items left unattended in or on the grounds of the lighthouse.

Group Visits

School and adult groups are very welcome but must be arranged in advance. 

Chaperones are required to accompany the group at all times during the visit and assist in monitoring the group for appropriate behavior.

There is no parking for buses on site and turning around is difficult on narrow Nobska Road. Because of the low railroad bridge on Nobska Road the road is not a throughway.  Smaller vehicles are advisable.

In General

Nobska Light is in a quiet residential neighborhood. Please respect the neighbors' property and privacy.

No liability is accepted for personal items left unattended in or on the Nobska grounds.  


Right now Nobska Lighthouse is not easily accessible for people with physical challenges. When the Keeper's House is finished and the museum is opened, the site and museum will be accessible, but it will always be a lighthouse on a hill.