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“Breathtaking” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Edgartown Lighthouse

Edgartown Lighthouse
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$74.00*
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Full Day Trip to Martha's Vineyard from Boston
Ranked #1 of 36 things to do in Edgartown
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Toms River, New Jersey
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Breathtaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Edgartown light is a beautiful location, everywhere you look there is a nice view. Loved it!! Staying at the Harbor view hotel made it even better since I had a view the entire time I was there.

Visited April 2014
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Canterbury, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A Beautiful Lighthouse in a Beautiful Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This cast iron lighthouse which was built in 1881 originally stood at Crane Beach in Ipswich, Massachusetts but was moved to Edgartown in 1939 where it's been standing watch over the harbor and Chappaquiddick Island ever since. Over the years, sand filled in the area so that the lighthouse is now standing on a beach and it's a popular site for weddings and photographs. Be sure to take a moment to read the Martha's Vineyard Children's Lighthouse Memorial at the base of the lighthouse engraved with part of a poem by Tomas Napoleon called "A Remembrance of an Unforgotten Vineyard Summer" along with stones engraved with the names of children who have died.

Visited February 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good Beach for finding Shells”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

visiting during the winter, when there wasn't another person in sight for miles. would recommend if you're staying close by. there is no parking.

Visited March 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Lighthouse”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We stayed across the street and took a lovely walk out to the lighthouse. It was not opened while we were there but it was an enjoyable walk that kids would love. Great shells and beach in front of the lighthouse.

Visited March 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“brisk winds and a chappy view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Winter in New England can be harsh and the wind here can howl but if you enjoy sitting by a fire with a good book, the solitude and view are spectacular.

Visited February 2014
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