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“Beautiful” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Old Whaling Church

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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San Jose, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
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

Visited June 2013
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Winter Park, Florida
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153 reviews 153 reviews
60 attraction reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Spectacular Church Architecture”
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.

Visited July 2013
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O'Fallon, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Whaling Church”
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.

Visited May 2013
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Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Check out the new mural”
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 documentation of what the interior looked like and returned it to it's former self. Lovely.

Visited May 2013
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Nashville, TN
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74 reviews 74 reviews
44 attraction reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Didn't take tour but it was beautiful”
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.

Visited August 2012
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