For over 175 years, Ned’s Point Lighthouse has guided sailors in Buzzards Bay and has been a destination for people around the world.

Now, it is in need of repairs, and we need your help!

Please contact us below for donations and inquires of how you can support the project.

A Lighthouse & So Much More

From the year that the beacon was first lit in 1838, this historic lighthouse, located at the entrance of Mattapoisett Harbor and looks over Buzzard’s Bay. On a clear day, you can see the southern exit of the Cape Cod Canal. It is always amazing and humbling to see how seafarers navigated in the 1800s.
On any given day, there are small groups of all kinds and families of all kinds. Local walkers added to the mix of tourists.

Accessing The Lighthouse

The grounds are open but the tower is not open at this time. Due to COVID restrictions and the need for repairs we are unable to conduct tours.

Donation

For over 175 years, Ned’s Point Lighthouse has guided sailors in Buzzards Bay and has been a destination for people around the world.

Now, it is in need of repairs, and we need your help!

$290,000 Needs To Be Raised To Restore Ned's Point Lighthouse

  • Mobilization, Scaffolding, equipment, management $70,000 70,000% 70,000%
  • Coatings and Exterior Masonry repairs $80,000 80% 80%
  • Window Restoration $35,000 35% 35%
  • Interior Masonry Restoration $30,000 30% 30%
  • Electrical & Lightning Protection System $10,000 10% 10%
  • Lantern Interior & Curtain wall $35,000 35% 35%
  • Railing Repairs $25,000 25% 25%
  • Ventilation $5,000 5% 5%

Funds Received To Date

3 ½” thick brownstone deck at Lantern Level
Advanced Gallery corrosion
Boarded up Upper Window
Close up of railing post showing advanced deformation
Corroded iron and rust jacked masonry at handrail termination
Coating Failure
Condition of interior of lantern curtain wall
Corrosion on Gallery Deck
Corrosion of Gally underside
Corrosion on railing
Failing coating on iron roof cornice
Electrical panel installed in window
Failed coatings on Lantern hatch and interior deck plates
Entry Door - Copy
Entry Door
Evidence of moisture – excessive organic growth shown at upper window opening
Failed coatings on tongue and groove paneling
Foundation at entry
Granite staircase -note missing mortar in joint
Filled in window
Grout patch over a crack in stone column
Ladder to Lantern Room – note loss of protective coating on ladder rungs.
Lighthouse
infilled window east side lower
Interior of Lantern – note rusting condensate collector sill & peeling coatings
Missing batten bars from interior pane
Organic Growth 1
Organic Growth 2
Iron handrail anchor - Copy
Mid-height window opening infilled with masonry
Iron handrail anchor
original brownstone cap spalling and shedding coating
Previous parge – note hairline cracking & presence of green growth on wall
rust jacking cracked glass
Smoke shield showing corroding iron framing and peeling paint on noble panels
Thermometer icon
Wooden Base below Ladder – note debris from spalling whitewash and mortar
Underside of interior of lantern deck appears in good condition
Wooden Ladder Deck to Lantern – Good condition

Visit

You make a difference when you visit.

Breathtaking Sunrises and sunsets and never-ending views across Buzzards Bay

Create your own memories at this historic landmark!

Keep the Light Shining

Ned’s Point Lighthouse has a special place in the community. During tours, many have shared special memories as children, growing up, and the happiness experienced every time they visit. There have been hundreds of weddings performed there as well as solemn moments of remembrance. With your help, this will continue for many more generations.