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Old Whaling Church

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89 Main St, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539-8235
+1 508-627-4442
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89 Main St, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539-8235
+1 508-627-4442
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Reviewed September 19, 2017

The Old Whaling Church is an imposing figure on the small town street but unless there is something going on and you have a ticket there is no need to poke around this place. Take a picture of the front and move on, trust me.

Thank HvPssptWilTrvl
Reviewed July 23, 2017

We went by this church a few times and could tell it was one of Edgartow's historic buildings. We were lucky enough to get last minute tickets for the Graham Nash Concert held inside and it made for a great evening of music. Beautiful old...More

Thank David K
Reviewed June 18, 2017

Because its included in the tour this is my review from Vincent House - Great tour guide and fascinating to see the oldest house on MV. Much history. House had three rooms, each depicting a different century. Fascinating to see how people lived without air...More

Thank BusinessTravelerDude
Reviewed May 2, 2017

Originally the Edgartown Methodist Church, it is now home to a performing arts center. The church was build by Methodist whaling captains in the Greek Revival architectural style. It was constructed using the same techniques as those of whaling ships. In addition to functioning as...More

Thank ITRT
Reviewed March 23, 2017

This church has been wonderfully preserved and is easily accessible from the street. Brings you back to days gone by. A must stop.

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed January 4, 2017

Beautifully restored, it takes your breath away. From walking up the steps through its columned facade to the sanctuary inside, you feel as though you've been transported back in time to a period long lost but thankfully not forgotten.

Thank neal s
Reviewed October 27, 2016

We were in the church area as a wedding was ending. The wedding party was headed to the Dr. Daniel Fisher House for the wedding reception. Thus we asked and were permitted to enter and look at the inside of the Old Whaling Church. The...More

Thank Suze44857
Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

The Old Whaling Church stands majestically in Edgartown and is one of the oldest buildings on the island.

Thank Houston N
Reviewed July 23, 2016

You will see the oldest house on the island, a beautiful home and the church. All gems and tour lasts about 30 minutes.

Thank nelson_wound
Reviewed July 19, 2016

Hi, I live in Edgartown, where this church is located. It is a beautiful building! It was built by the Methodists, not the Mormons, lol. It hosts many different events during the year, weddings, concerts, etc. Nice place to stop into while you are exploring...More

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