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Edgartown Lighthouse

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Address: 121 N Water St, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539-8016
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+1 508-627-4441
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Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

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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Great history lesson!

This was my 1st time visiting a lighthouse after much fascination. It was what I expected. The tour guide gave a history and was very knowledgeable about this particular... read more

Reviewed July 18, 2016
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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Reviewed July 18, 2016

This was my 1st time visiting a lighthouse after much fascination. It was what I expected. The tour guide gave a history and was very knowledgeable about this particular lighthouse. Well worth the $5 fee.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed July 18, 2016

Such a nice location. Easy to get to, sit on the rocks and hear the gentle sounds of the waves against the sand.

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Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Very nice approachable lighthouse. Easy and scenic walk from Edgartown's retail and restaurant district. There were quite a few young families enjoying the stroll and playing around the lighthouse. The lighthouse is also open so you can walk up to the observation deck and enjoy the view.

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Reviewed July 12, 2016

The walk to the lighthouse is beautiful.I loved that you were able to go inside the lighthouse and up to the top. The view is lovely. Look for the granite pavers all around the base of the lighthouse. Families that have lost a child, can have a paver made with the child's name included in a memorial to the child.

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Reviewed July 11, 2016

This is a wonderful little adventure to take while in Edgartown. Park on North Water Street near the end when you see the Harborview Hotel and the lighthouse. Walk down the path to the lighthouse and beach area....it's a beautiful walk surrounded by the harbor. If you go during the open hours - you can go into and climb up... More 

New York City, New York
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Reviewed July 10, 2016

You can walk to this lighthouse from South Water Street. It stands over Edgartown Harbor and can be seen from the Harbor View Hotel and some of the restaurants that have second floor seating/dining.

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Whitehall, Michigan
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Reviewed July 9, 2016

A little walk to get there, but very worthwhile. It is set among lovely scenery. The walk there is filled with beautiful homes typical of the area. Lovely gardens too.

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Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

We visited three of Martha's Vineyard. Great experience. The Edgartown Lighthouse was special. You can go up to the top for wonderful views. The attendant, George(?), a retired guidance counselor, was impressive. He quietly described the significance of the markers on the base representing deceased children. Very compelling. A must visit.

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Saugus, Massachusetts, United States
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Reviewed July 5, 2016

They charge $5 to go into the lighthouse. The area around the lighthouse is pristine. The views are gorgeous. Great place to take pictures. So glad I went.

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Reviewed July 1, 2016

One of the attraction we went on Martha's Vineyard, very beautiful and has a nice stroll to get there. There is a hotel across from it, got great view.

Thank Jeff T

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