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Edgartown Lighthouse

Off N Water St, Edgartown Harbor, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539
508 627 4411
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Ranked #3 of 15 Attractions in Edgartown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses
Fee: No
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Wrentham, Massachusetts, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

It is not the most beautiful lighthouse but we love exploring them and this is only a short walk from the downtown area. You can walk right up to the lighthouse and explore the area around it easily.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

It was a typical walk thru a dirt path along the beach to the light. But it was well worth the walk, open to the public with access to the tower and outside around the light. And what a view of the harbor with the sun sparkling off the water. Spend as much time as you want. We were there... More

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Dennis, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Peaceful walk near downtown, with scenic view of harbor. Sandy trail behind beautiful homes on waterfront.

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Brossard, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

If you go all the way up the lighthouse, you will have a very nice view of the harbor and Chappaquiddick island. If you are afraid of going up a very steep ladder then don't go, but it is only the last stretch to reach the top.

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28 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I love this place. It's in a great setting, you can walk up it for no fee and the volunteer man that gives info is really cool! It's a 5 minute walk from town and out on a sand spit. It can be great at sunrise or sunset for great pictures as the way it's positioned is perfect. We visited... More

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Canandaigua, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We approached the lighthouse from the shore. It appeared unexpectedly and was quite a wondrous vista with the harbor in sight. Did not go inside but found the memorial for lost children that formed the base to be touching. A light in the darkness.

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The view of large private Yachts against the Edgartown Lighthouse and Chappaquiddick Island as background, provides great background for personal pictures an just looking at the sites. The view is right in front of a beautiful place to stay called the Harborview Hotel.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I've been going to Martha's vineyard on and off for over 25 years, but had never been inside the lighthouse. It's worth a visit! There is a small admission fee (I think it is $5/person). But it's quite fascinating inside. There are a number of historic photographs going way back. They are arranged along the wide spiral staircase. I didn't... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is a neat little light house ! Very picturesque. It can easily be reached either from the beach, or it's only about 20 minutes to walk from the harbor. A nice stroll passing beautiful houses. 5 USD donation fee if you want to go up.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

If you are in Edgartown, it is one of the prettiest points and worth the visit. There is a nice view from the top of the lighthouse and you get a good insight into the history of MV.

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