Plymouth Light Station comprises Plymouth Light (aka Gurnet Light), a Keepers cottage, and Fort Andrew. It is located 3.8 nautical miles Northeast of Plymouth, Massachusetts. Gurnet Light was first built in 1768 and in 1790 became home to the first woman lighthouse-keeper.
PLEASE NOTE: The buildings and grounds of Plymouth Light Station (Gurnet Light, Fort Andrew and the Keeper’s Cottage) are government property. To enter people must have the approval of Project Gurnet & Bug Lights, Inc or the US Coast Guard. Otherwise, they are trespassing! There are two ways the public can visit Plymouth Light Station - attend our annual open house event (in late May) or occasional tours may also be arranged by contacting us through this website.