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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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Worth seeing. Wonderful view of Edgartown Harbor. The Historical Society has done a great job!! The gentleman that greats everyone is very nice as well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Plymouth, United States
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Plymouth, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Worth seeing. Wonderful view of Edgartown Harbor. The Historical Society has done a great job!! The gentleman that greats everyone is very nice as well.

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braintree
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

just a quick walk out to the lighthouse on the beach watching ships come in with a beautiful view for pictures Nice place to find all kinds of shells

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We recently visited each lighthouse on the Vineyard and were amazed by the beauty of each! This one is situated in a location without any shade so bring your sunscreen.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The lighthouse and surrounding beach was picturesques in the distance, and even more so the closer we got. The guide was funny and informative. Well worth the five dollars to take te stairs to the top. The beach was not crowed as we went in June before the full vacation season got underway. The weather was beautiful....blue skies with a... More 

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

You must visit the lighthouse if in Edgartown. It's a lovely walk through a pristine beach path to get out to it. Water and beach surrounds you. For a small fee you can climb to the top and enjoy the gorgeous view of the Chappy and Edgartown. Excellent location for photos and perfect for a private picnic lunch or dinner.

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Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Put it on your to see list when you visit the island. Also plan to ee the other ight houses--it is a great place for children--they can look for shells, pretty rocks or buid a sand castle!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this lighthouse and took some great photos.The weather was great as we could have stayed there all day.If you go to the cape this would be a must see event.We would go again.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice walk, short and very beautiful. You are able to walk up to the top. Lots of people sitting around the light house and on the beach.

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Waterford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the walk down North water street (parking is a bit dicey) and the view is wonderful, of course, but the thing that struck me most was the many paving stone type plaques with the names of very young children and babies who have dies far too soon arranged around the outside of the lighthouse.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quiet, natural beach . Clean with a short walk thru the dunes to get out to it. Has boardwalk path out for handicapped access also.

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