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Edgartown Lighthouse

121 N Water St, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539-8016
+1 508-627-4441
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The Martha's Vineyard Museum is privileged to be the steward of three of the Island's lighthouses. The East Chop, Edgartown, and Gay Head lighthouses are not only historic reminders of a bygone age, but are working beacons that still send a light out into the night. Beyond their important functional role, these structures also offer visitors spectacular views of the breathtaking beauty of Vineyard Sound, the simple elegance of Edgartown Harbor & Chappaquiddick, and the majestic cliffs of Aquinnah. Major renovations completed in 2007, including installation of a staircase to the lantern room, allow the interior of the Edgartown Light to be open to visitors. A lighthouse keeper will be available and the doors will be open during designated hours. Parking is available, but limited, on North Water Street. The Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) busses drop off on Church Street in Edgartown. It is a 5-10 minute walk to the lighthouse from this location.
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121 N Water St, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539-8016
+1 508-627-4441
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this lighthouse. I saw a dozen or so while visiting the Cape, and this is my second overall favorite just behind Brandt Point on Nantucket. The Edgartown lighthouse has charm and scenery. It's an easy walk from Edgartown's shopping area. The houses you...More

Thank CraftBeers
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Edgartown Lighthouse is beautiful. It will take you about 5-10 mins to reach it but its worth the walk.

Thank baci2003
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the second lighthouse that we've toured on the Vineyard. It is tucked away in Edgartown. $5 for adults to go in. We found street parking easily and it was only a short walk in. We wish we had carried in the beach chairs...More

1  Thank X3295CGstaceyb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful walk out to the lighthouse. Beautiful neighborhood. Worth it! They charge $5 to go into it. I believe it's a donation for child cancer patients.

Thank whereami6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect 5 minute walk up from town to the lighthouse. Walk past all the beautiful homes to the huge hotel overlooking the lighthouse and the harbor. You can walk down the path to the lighthouse and go up to the top. It's not too tall,...More

Thank Todd S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I spent the week vacationing on Martha's Vineyard this July 2017. We ate at wonderful restaurants, spent time on the beach and touring the island. Although every moment of our vacation was great, visiting the Edgartown Lighthouse was simply monumental. Take a...More

3  Thank CaribbeansPrincess
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This lighthouse charges $5 for adults, kids under 12 are free. The view is great, but not entirely worth it for a full family. The breeze is sensational and the photo opportunities are amazing, but the view from the ground is just as great.

1  Thank Cath430
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful views. If you love lighthouses head that way. Then head to town to walk around and grab a bite to eat.

Thank Celeste J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very neat old lighthouse to go through. The time it takes is not very long at $5.00 each. walk the stairs to the top, look around some and that is about all there is to do.

Thank David K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to see. Kids had a great time in shallow water. Very beautiful spot. Great for pics. Located around a shopping area.

Thank ctd79
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26 July 2016|
Response from Katy F | Property representative |
Hello, to get to Martha's Vineyard from Yarmouth you will need to drive from Yarmouth, MA to Woods Hole, MA, which is about an hour, and then get on a Steam Ship Authority boat, which will take you on a 45 minute ferry boat... More
tish m
24 July 2016|
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Response from Carrol D | Reviewed this property |
Not a far walk at all. I'm in my 70's and had no problem. Easy walk and lovely homes with great architecture. Enjoy!
brooke m
29 May 2016|
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Response from NJ B | Reviewed this property |
Brooke, Do you mean the Harborview Hotel that is located across from the Edgartown LIghthouse? It depends where you take the ferry to—closest would be Oak Bluffs rather than Vineyard Haven. From there you can grab a MV bus... More