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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

Take a walk through the park to the lighthouse. Or just enjoy it from a distance. A nice viewing angle is from the Chappy ferry or from Chappaquiddick.

Thank garyrichmond
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not the best beach to sun bath, but the location is very convenient as it is 10 minutes away from the city downtown.

Thank Anar T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great photo opportunity from here. Nice beach - short walk from town. Sit and chill for a moment watching the birds.

Thank Tee R
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

We love the ocean and therefore enjoyed our walk to the lighthouse where we could look out and soak in the sounds, smells, and sights of the water. We've visited in both summer and winter and enjoyed equally. We were the lone visitors on a...More

Thank Patti C
Reviewed 23 December 2017

This lighthouse and the surrounding area are just so beautiful and I could easily just sit and stare at the ocean for hours. During peak times of year I believe they open the lighthouse to the public for a small fee but it was closed...More

Thank Jessica B
Reviewed 22 December 2017

This beautiful lighthouse is located on a great location on the island. It has a very beautiful view. It is a historical landmark on the island and a must visit.

Thank 837mehrana
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Another fun thing do on the Vineyard. Go on a sunny day in the afternoon. Walk along the beach and appreciate the beauty of the island.

Thank Nomisnek
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

Took a tour and saw this lighthouse. Very cool. History was interesting. It is now a non winterized home if I understood the guide. It is not an official lighthouse.

Thank OpinionGuru
Reviewed 28 November 2017

We visited Edgartown on the off season and walked to the lighthouse on a whim. It was very windy out, but overall it was a pleasant walk with amazing views.

Thank amanda_m_renda
Reviewed 28 November 2017

First off, do yourself a favor, and don't go to the vineyard in the winter. We were staying nearby in Plymouth and took a day trip to the vineyard the week before Thanksgiving. Most restaurants and things are closed. Our bus driver assured us that...More

Thank LI2107
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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