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Edgartown Lighthouse

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Address: 121 N Water St, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539-8016
Phone Number:
+1 508-627-4441
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Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

The Martha's Vineyard Museum is privileged to be the steward of three of...

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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Picture is hanging in my bathroom

We have a beach theme to one of our bathrooms and of all the pictures we took from our trip, this landmark made the final cut. Tough to describe, like a sentry on the beach. Nice... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Leicester, Massachusetts
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Leicester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have a beach theme to one of our bathrooms and of all the pictures we took from our trip, this landmark made the final cut. Tough to describe, like a sentry on the beach. Nice place for pictures.

Thank anthonyveloso
Geneva, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Gorgeous warm and sunny day where we had the opportunity to climb to the top! Stunning view! It felt like our own Lighthouse!

Thank Phlzy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Across from our hotel. Not many steps to top but do have to crawl through the last opening. Beautiful scenery!

Thank Maria O
Queens, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dinghy over from your boat and enjoy the clear water and quiet atmosphere. It's a little rocky so wear water shoes. Nice for a picnic. It costs money to go up to the top of the lighthouse but it makes for some cool photo ops.

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falmouth, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Great way to view Chappy and Edgartown harbor. You can fish at the lighthouse beach or watch the 4th of July fireworks. Lovely beach as well.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

You won't find a more quaint setting for a lighthouse anywhere... Except maybe Cape Hatteras or Old Barney in New Jersey. Absolutely classic New England setting

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This is my favorite light house on the island. Situated on beach, it is an easy walk to get to from the main road. The beach isn't really used for swimming and generally not very populated. The lighthouse offers tours and people can climb to the top, during the season.

Thank Christopher L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This is a special lighthouse. The kind of lighthouse you read about in stories. Its setting is picturesque with the sailboats in the background and the beachy feeling walking up to it. It is very easy to find. Go and take a picture!

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Larchmont, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

right outside the Harbourview Hotel is a lighthouse and it is a lovely place to walk along the water.

Thank betsyr827
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

This is a gorgeous lighthouse, it is in a very magical spot. When we went there were no people around and it was just magical being there with the light house and the water. I think there might be tours at some time where you can go up but when we went there was no one there at all.

Thank lauraprice72

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