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Edgartown Lighthouse

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Address: 121 N Water St, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539-8016
Phone Number: 15086274441
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Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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The Martha's Vineyard Museum is privileged to be the steward of three of...

The Martha's Vineyard Museum is privileged to be the steward of three of the Island's lighthouses. The East Chop, Edgartown, and Gay Head lighthouses are not only historic reminders of a bygone age, but are working beacons that still send a light out into the night. Beyond their important functional role, these structures also offer visitors spectacular views of the breathtaking beauty of Vineyard Sound, the simple elegance of Edgartown Harbor & Chappaquiddick, and the majestic cliffs of Aquinnah. Major renovations completed in 2007, including installation of a staircase to the lantern room, allow the interior of the Edgartown Light to be open to visitors. A lighthouse keeper will be available and the doors will be open during designated hours. Parking is available, but limited, on North Water Street. The Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) busses drop off on Church Street in Edgartown. It is a 5-10 minute walk to the lighthouse from this location.

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Poignant. Beautiful location. A must see.

I love this spot. The views are lovely and the location is easy to reach on foot. Not to be missed. The poignant memorial is moving.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

I love this spot. The views are lovely and the location is easy to reach on foot. Not to be missed. The poignant memorial is moving.

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Lighthouse was closed when we visited but the surrounding beaches were nice, found great shells, watched the boats entering/leaving and a few fisherman fishing from the shores.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Perfectly charming..a real New England view..My daughters favorite place for a peaceful morning walk when in the Vineyard.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This town is adorable. Very "cape cod" type shops and housing. The light house is pretty easy to get too. There are 2 trails that take you there. Went in flip flops and it was fine but real shouted would have been better until you get to the sand. You do have to walk through sand to get to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked down Water Street which was a treat in itself with all the gorgeous white homes with beautiful manicured lawns and lovely flowers. Once you get to the end of the street you walk down an easy path to the quiet beach with the beautiful lighthouse. A perfect spot to take lots of photos. You can also go up,inside... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It always great to be able to climb up into the lighthouses here. You can see over to Chappaquiddick and all of the Harbor. Make sure you explore the jetty far out to the left so you can check out the awesome houses from behind.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This light house is so easy to get to. Just follow the sandy foot paths from Water Street in front of the Harbor View Hotel. It sits on a sandy shore. You might be lucky to see 4-5 painters capturing the terrific view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a bus from Vineyard Haven and caught the tail end of a sunrise. Wow. What a sight. It's very peaceful out there, and a great spot for people who love great photos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great walk and extra activity at the beach. Beautiful views from the top and fun to see the inside of a lighthouse. The beach is beautiful and not crowded. Worth the time if you are in Edgartown.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked to the Lighthouse from the Edgartown Diner, the kids went up in the lighthouse and heard from the attendant the facts about the lighthouse. there was a $5 fee/donation to enter. Great view from the top. We waded in the water right by the Lighthouse. Will visit there again.

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