Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Barcelona Lighthouse

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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

Hours of Operation

  • The grounds are open year-round

    During the summer season, the Westfield, NY Visitor Center is housed in the Keeper's Cottage and open for visitation during their staffed hours.

    The tower is not open to the public at this time due to interior structural safety issues.

Fees & Rates

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

    Parking is available nearby at the Barcelona Harbor.

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