Sleep with the Light On

Seven historic lighthouses dot the Olympic Peninsula, each with its own unique history, story and purpose. They’ve shined through shipwrecks, fires, battles and more. And some still guide ships through dodgy waters, like the Cape Flattery Lighthouse, one of the oldest operating lighthouses on the West Coast. The structure marks the most westerly spot in the lower 48.

Whether you’re an enthusiast or just curious, the lighthouse loop sheds light on the region’s fascinating maritime history and takes you along a gorgeous slice of the Olympic Peninsula. Be sure to explore the many sites (and tastes) along the way.

Ever wonder what it’s like to be the keeper of the light? Apply to spend a week at the New Dungeness Lighthouse in Sequim and find out. It’s more than just a charming spot to vacation. You’ll oversee minor upkeep and lead tours for visitors who make the five-mile trek along the Dungeness Spit to the lighthouse.

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Learn more about becoming a lighthouse keeper for a week.