Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Barcelona Lighthouse

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Address
8234 E Lake Rd (Route 5)
Westfield, NY 14787
Latitude 42.341104
Longitude -79.594825

The First Natural Gas Lighthouse. Finished in 1829, the 40-foot tall Barcelona Lighthouse (Portland Harbor) was the very first natural gas lighthouse in the country. It was in Federal Lighthouse Service until 1859. At that time it became privately held through various owners until 2008, when New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation acquired it. Though it no longer has the original lens, nor is used for navigational purposes, it is still lit and visible today through an agreement with the Town of Westfield. The lighthouse is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historical Places. 

For all business with the Barcelona Harbor and beaches, please contact the Barcelona Harbormaster at 716-326-6633

The Barcelona Lighthouse participates in the US Lighthouse Society's Passport Club. While visiting during summer open hours, you can have your passport stamped on site. To obtain a stamp in the off-season, please send a long self-addressed, stamped envelope and the paper/card you want the stamp placed on to the address above. The opportunity to make a donation to the Natural Heritage Trust for the Barcelona Lighthouse is available both on-site and through the mail. 

Hours of Operation

  • The grounds are open year-round for visitation.

    During the summer season, Memorial Day thru Labor Day, the Keeper's Cottage houses both a small museum and the Westfield, NY Visitor Center which are open during staffed hours (usually 10am-4pm daily).

    The tower is not open to the public for ascent at this time due to interior structural safety issues. The base is opened for ground level viewing during the summer season staffed hours. 

Fees & Rates

  • Fees & Rates
  • There is currently no admission fee.

    Parking is available nearby at the Barcelona Harbor.

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Amenities Information

  • Amenities
  • Visitor Center * Seasonal Memorial Day thru Labor Day