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Old Whaling Church

89 Main St, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539
508 627 4442
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Ranked #12 of 15 attractions in Edgartown
Type: Historic Sites, Theaters
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English first
norwood mass
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

See review of Vincent House as same day same problem. No one knew if someone coming, we returned purchased pass for nothing. Only open for a concert later in weekend.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

What a picturesque area near the Old Whaling Church. The Preservation Society home is just gorgeous. That balcony is amazing! A definite must see if you are in Edgartown.

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San Jose, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We listened to a wonderful band at the Whaling church. It was great. They played patriotic songs and it was so much fun to hear. Loved the conductor and the talented clarinet player. Sad no fireworks but enjoyed a great concert! Thanks

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Winter Park, Florida
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153 reviews 153 reviews
60 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

The wood, the windows, the simplicity! What's not to love?!?! If you are on Main Street and the church is open, this is a must see for anyone who appreciates architecture.

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O'Fallon, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

I loved the sound that the bells made at this church. It sounded like the church was whaling. The sound is hauntingly beautiful. I would go back just to hear the bells rings.

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Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

The whaling church is an Island centerpiece. It is protected and preserved by the Preservation Trust. If you want to see a traditional New England church, this is it. It had become a bit rundown, but Margot Datz has brightened the interior. Margot is one of our local painters and has done many murals on the Island. She studied old... More

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Nashville, TN
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74 reviews 74 reviews
44 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Beautiful!! This church is offered as part of a tour, but we didn't do that. It's pretty just to see though! Old Greek Revival type architecture.

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San Jose, CA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

It was a gorgeous church from the 1770's - we attended a wedding in August 2012. Beautiful and simple, with elegance and early American charm.

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Troy, New Hampshire
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

We visited as part of a combined tour with the Vincent House and Daniel Fisher House. Our tour guide was lovely and gave us lots of information about the old church, and the history of the pew boxes, the building and the organ. We had a couple on tour with us from Sweeden so it was neat to compare churches... More

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Greenville SC
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

Interesting to see inside the church, but there isn't much inside and the tour only lasted 15 min. It was combined with a tour of Vincent House and the Dr. Daniel Fisher House.

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