Edgartown Lighthouse

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Edgartown Lighthouse
4.5
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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D M
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Great views
Oct 2021 • Couples
Have to walk in the sand a bit if you want to go up in it. There is a great view of it from the road though. It is only $5 to climb the stairs to the top. Neat experience.
Written October 11, 2021
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DEBBYB_10
Denver, CO142 contributions
Very pretty
Sep 2021
I enjoyed walking out to the lighthouse. However it was red tide and there were hundreds of dead jellyfish washed up on the beach near the lighthouse which was sad.
Written October 10, 2021
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cannonater
Salt Lake City, UT1,199 contributions
Pretty cool up close light house.
Sep 2021 • Couples
It was nice to see a lighthouse up close, however it was closed for COVID reasons. Would have liked to have gone to the top of it.
Written September 4, 2021
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carole212
New York City, NY150 contributions
Worth the walk out. And up!
Aug 2021 • Couples
Quick and easy. This was a convenient way to get a bird’s eye view across Martha’s Vineyard and the Edgarton area and Chappy island. Worth the walk up the stairs. Even the walk out the lighthouse is a lovely experience.
Written September 3, 2021
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Lolly’s Look
New York City, NY12,523 contributions
Edgartown Light
Jul 2021 • Couples
The Edgartown Lighthouse is a small lighthouse that greets you as you pul into t harbor. We dinghy-ed over to the beach and explored the small lighthouse. You can climb to the top.
Written July 21, 2021
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KnitsbyConnie
MA388 contributions
Go up see the top and the view
Jun 2021
Once you find the entrance to the trail to get you to the lighthouse you are golden.
The flight up is fairly simple, no steep steps and then the ladder steps to get to the top, and you are there. The view is fabulous.
Written July 1, 2021
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married96
Fernandina Beach, FL557 contributions
ICONIC LIGHTHOUSE
Jun 2021
Don't want to miss photos of this lighthouse. Unfortunately with Covid is not open for inside tours. Staying across street at the Harbor View Hotel it was an easy walk across street through the sand dunes to get to the point.
Written June 20, 2021
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DisneyCruisingFamily
Floyds Knobs, IN467 contributions
Beauty at the end of the path!
Jun 2021
Just a short jaunt down a sandy path, through the dunes, to the water's edge. The approach to Edgartown Lighthouse is filled with wildflowers & beauty, then opens up onto a marina path that leads directly to the lighthouse. It's a short jaunt, but definitely worth it! This path is accessed across from Harbor View Hotel.
Written June 19, 2021
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Taste of Massachusetts / New England
Bridgewater, MA352 contributions
Bring your camera
May 2021
Probably one of the most photogenic light houses there is, It is best to go at sunrise or sunset to get a great angle.
Written June 2, 2021
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Gene R J
Silver Spring, MD6,229 contributions
Destination goal for Edgartown.
May 2021
We made this our goal for Edgartown on our day trip around Martha’s Vineyard. Arriving via the Island Queen Ferry at Oak Bluffs, we bought a bus day pass. Bus # 13 took us to Edgartown. The driver said to make a right on Winter St., a left on North Water St. and “voila”, we spotted this beautiful 1875 45’ lighthouse sitting at the end of a sand spit.
Returning to the bus stop we saw many pretty homes, the 1891 Harbor View Hotel, the Chappy Ferry and the Giant Pagoda Tree(brought back in a flower pot by Captain Thomas Milton in 1837) on the nearly 2 mile round trip. Great destination.
Written May 31, 2021
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