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Aquinnah Lighthouse

Lighthouse Rd., Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard, MA
+1 508-560-2671
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Lovely views

We drove over here from Edgartown for the views and it was lovely. Made the trip in October so... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
Bridget H
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McLean, Virginia
Loved it

It was great walking up to the top. A bit crowded. We made it on the very last day it was opened... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
leikid182
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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Lighthouse Rd., Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard, MA
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

We drove over here from Edgartown for the views and it was lovely. Made the trip in October so the island wasn't too crowded and it was a really pleasant drive and well worth it!

Thank Bridget H
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

It was great walking up to the top. A bit crowded. We made it on the very last day it was opened. It closes on Columbus Day. Beautiful and easy to access using the Vineyard transit system. Although plan for an entire day at the...More

Thank leikid182
Reviewed 7 October 2017

On a clear day, we walked up to the lighthouse and had a beautiful view of the cliffs and ocean. Interesting point - in 2015 due to erosion, it was necessary to move the lighthouse129 feet back from where it was originally built in 1844....More

Thank Jeremy W
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Few things to see on the island but there are five lighthouses so you might as well see them. Everything is picturesque!!

Thank UC1304
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Not a huge lighthouse but set atop impressive cliffs with great views. If you've got time take the tour up to the top of the lighthouse it's worth a visit. Beware that parking here is pretty difficult.

Thank Jeannie2207
Reviewed 9 September 2017

You can climb to the top of this lighthouse and unlike other lighthouses I have been to, you can see where it originally stood because they have moved it back!! From the top of the lighthouse there is a beautiful view looking over the water...More

Thank KKJBB3
Reviewed 25 August 2017

We watched the PBS documentary on how the lighthouse was moved. Our great grandparents, grandparents, parents, our generation and children have been visiting Aquinnah/Gay Head Light house for over 100 years. Oh, what a beautiful landmark!

Thank gullahgullah
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Aquinnah Lighthouse is pretty cool. The real draw are the cliffs, so you might as well add this to your visit. It's a working lighthouse made of red brick. At the base, you pay $5 to go inside. You'll wait in a line while they...More

Thank CraftBeers
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Enjoy the little shops then take a walk up to the lighthouse. You can actually see where they moved it from a few years ago. This lighthouse you can go up into all the way to the working light.

Thank Celeste J
Reviewed 24 July 2017

One of the first lighthouses in America still in operation and a must see if you visit Martha's Vineyard. I traveled here by public transportation and it was well worth the few dollars that it cost.

Thank Steven D
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