Ned's Point Lighthouse, Mattapoisett

Ned Point Light is a historic lighthouse on Ned's Point Road in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts. The light was built in 1838 at a cost of $4,500. The stone from which was built was all found nearby. There are 32 granite steps which lead to the lantern that are cantilevered without the use of mortar. The original stone keeper's house was loaded on a barge and taken to Wing's Neck Light in 1923. The light was deactivated from 1951 to 1963 after the land was sold to the town of Mattapoisett for use as a park.The lighthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987. Although Google calls the road "Ned's Point Road", the National Register listing and the USCG Light List use "Ned Point Light" and the USGS shows "Ned Point" on the topo quad.
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  • Perfect views of New Bedford and out to see on a clear day you can spot the nearby islands. at some date (unsure of when) the interior will be open for viewing. Nice little park where friends can enjo...  more »
  • Interesting and attractive place to visit and see the historic little lighthouse. Historic plaques provide history. Pretty views.  more »
  • The lighthouse is the symbol of the shipping days back when Mattapoisett had one the larges swordfishing fleets in the world. It is also the place where we went "parking" in the 1950s.  more »
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  • Very pretty lookout point. Enjoyed our visit there very much. Would like to go there later in the spring.
  • Wow what a beautiful view in this sea side town. I love to go there and unwind. Great place to relax & meditate, or read a book
  • Pleasant place to stop & have a picnic or take a break. The lighthouse isn't open & there are no trails, but it seems that people walk the neighborhoods nearby (picturesque houses). The beachfront ends in "private property" signs right at the edge of the park, so that's not going to occupy a lot of time either. Some people seem to enjoy fishing from the rocks.
  • We like to go to Mattapoisett and today went to the little mid-town park for a while We then decided to explore and found Ned's Point by serendipity. Great place for a picnic Great views Serene.
  • Small area. Easy parking. Not that much to do.
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