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Old Whaling Church

89 Main St, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539
508 627 4442
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Ranked #11 of 15 Attractions in Edgartown
Type: Historic Sites, Theaters
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English first
North Hampton, New Hampshire
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Nice bit of history captured in this building. The paintings behind the pulpit create the illusion of a knave, which is a nice feature to see. This facility is worth a half hour or more to see and appreciate, but there is not much more to it.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

as a venue the Whaling Church is unrivaled. The interior is accoustically terrific and the autere, colonial design is sublime. our favorite act there is wonderful men's a cappella group, The Vineyard Sound. They are professional and the music is seriously good! lots of drama and laughter and great songs.

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Huntington, New York
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100 reviews 100 reviews
24 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

A respite from the frenetic pace one can set for oneself on this island of varied offerings. Take some time for yourself and set your clock back to pre-cellular, motor and digital times. The acoustics are great, varied composers and the building is a triumph of serenity in wood and stone! A little pricey, but first-class music is worth it!

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norwood mass
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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14 reviews 14 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
75 helpful votes 75 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
65 helpful votes 65 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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