The Yaquina Bay Lighthouse is believed to be the oldest structure in Newport. It is also the only existing Oregon lighthouse with the living quarters attached, and the only historic wooden lighthouse in Oregon that is still standing.
The lighthouse has an unusual history. It was built in 1871, only to be decommissioned three years later, in 1874. More than a century later, it was officially restored as a privately maintained aid to navigation, reopening on December 7, 1996. Yaquina Bay Lighthouse is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Memorial Day – Sept: 11:00am – 4:00pm
October – Memorial Day: 12:00 Noon – 4:00pm
Note: November through February the lighthouse is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Entrance is free by donation.