Height of Focal Plane: 463
Characteristic and Range: Two white flashes every 20 seconds.
Description of Tower: White, pentagonal tower; roof of lantern is red.
This light is operational
1865: Pentagonal white tower, light at 128 feet above high water. 1900: White tower, 19 feet tall, light at 478 feet.
Date Established: 1842
Date Present Tower Built: c. 1960s-1970s
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Grounds only.
The lighthouse is not open to the public, but the adjacent fort is open weekdays 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission to the fort is free, but there's a nominal fee for the museum at the site.