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Martha's Vineyard Historical Society

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Address: Cooke and School Sts., Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA
Phone Number: 508-627-4441
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Surprising Resource On An Island With So Much

It wasn't the buildings we went to that struck us on during our time with the Historical Society, but the quality of tour guide we had access to. Most societies are comprised of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
Tim J
Providence, Rhode Island
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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

It wasn't the buildings we went to that struck us on during our time with the Historical Society, but the quality of tour guide we had access to. Most societies are comprised of local volunteers who have some knowledge drawn from bullet point note cards they memorized prior to taking on the job, but when you get past the obvious... More 

1 Thank Tim J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

This museum stayed open late for me and my parents and I actually learned quite a bit about the island, because it had interesting max cool things to teach me like how to tie knots. I am going on thirteen and it sure grabbed my attention. I am sure that it will grab your jaded tweenager's interest as well. PS... More 

1 Thank Gunnar D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

Spoke on the phone with Beau in the Library. VERY knowledgable gentleman, loved hearing about what he knows. Can't wait to meet him and learn more about this beautiful island!

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Cooperstown, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Have and incredible library for family research and the folks that work/volunteer here are extremely helpful.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Lots of information about MV. Great activities for small children, very knowledgeable docents. This was my second visit to MV--wish I had done this tour on the first visit--it sets a context for many of the things that you see on the Vineyard.

2 Thank csimmonsmd
Huntsville, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

Everything was great here. We arrived just before Memorial Day weekend so it was not very crowded and had a blast before all of the tourists arrived. Overall a great place to visit.

1 Thank Hugh C
Red Bank, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

Our last day at MV was during the heat wave. Our family had to check out of our hotel and we had the entire day to stay before meeting the ferry. The temperature was over 95F. We asked the hotel concierge service for recommendations for what we should do on the island while remaining cool. The concierge service called the... More 

3 Thank MEG241
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2011

I have been traveling to the vineyard for a while now, and had never gone to the MV museum until this weekend. I went by myself on a mini-self guided tour of Edgartown first then went over to the historical society/museum. The lawn was well kept and had a few beautiful trees and such. There was also a lighthouse, carriages,... More 

5 Thank TheTravelingColbert
Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2010

The Camp-Meeting Association at Oak Bluffs is a wonderful example of the culture and values of the Victorian era. Those who discovered the charm and natural isolation of Martha's Vineyard found a spot where they could immerse themselves in their religion. A quick ferry trip, with lots of views, takes you to the island. The cottages off 1 Trinity Park... More 

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