Project Gurnet & Bug Lights, Inc.
Our mission is the restoration, preservation, and maintenance of both The Plymouth Light Station ("Gurnet Light") and Duxbury Pier Light ("Bug Light"). We are a non-profit organization that encourages public awareness and support of these unique historic monuments to our nautical past.
Plymouth Light Station

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.

Duxbury Pier Light
Duxbury Pier Light – also known as Bug Light – is located on the channel that leads to Plymouth, Kingston, and Duxbury (Massachusetts) harbors. It was first lit on September 15, 1871 to protect mariners from the dangerous shoal off Saquish Head.

Keep the Lights Shining!

*** Important Updates***

  • Due to piping plover restrictions, we will not be able to give tours or rent the Keeper’s Cottage for the summer of 2024.

  • Project Gurnet & Bug Lights, Inc. (PG&BL) has received a Notice of Availability from the General Services Administration that Plymouth (Gurnet) Lighthouse has been determined to be excess property. PG&BL is submitting a Letter of Interest to begin the process of acquiring the property through the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act. In 1999, PG&BL was given a license by the US Coast Guard to restore, preserve, and maintain the property. Project Gurnet & Bug Lights looks forward to continuing to do so.