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“Breathtaking” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Edgartown Lighthouse

Edgartown Lighthouse
Off N Water St, Edgartown Harbor, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539
508 627 4411
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Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Edgartown
Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
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Toms River, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Breathtaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Edgartown light is a beautiful location, everywhere you look there is a nice view. Loved it!! Staying at the Harbor view hotel made it even better since I had a view the entire time I was there.

Visited April 2014
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Norwich, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“A Beautiful Lighthouse in a Beautiful Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This cast iron lighthouse which was built in 1881 originally stood at Crane Beach in Ipswich, Massachusetts but was moved to Edgartown in 1939 where it's been standing watch over the harbor and Chappaquiddick Island ever since. Over the years, sand filled in the area so that the lighthouse is now standing on a beach and it's a popular site for weddings and photographs. Be sure to take a moment to read the Martha's Vineyard Children's Lighthouse Memorial at the base of the lighthouse engraved with part of a poem by Tomas Napoleon called "A Remembrance of an Unforgotten Vineyard Summer" along with stones engraved with the names of children who have died.

Visited February 2014
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Good Beach for finding Shells”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

visiting during the winter, when there wasn't another person in sight for miles. would recommend if you're staying close by. there is no parking.

Visited March 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Lighthouse”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We stayed across the street and took a lovely walk out to the lighthouse. It was not opened while we were there but it was an enjoyable walk that kids would love. Great shells and beach in front of the lighthouse.

Visited March 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“brisk winds and a chappy view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Winter in New England can be harsh and the wind here can howl but if you enjoy sitting by a fire with a good book, the solitude and view are spectacular.

Visited February 2014
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