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Edgartown Lighthouse

121 N Water St, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539-8016
+1 508-627-4441
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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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121 N Water St, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539-8016
+1 508-627-4441
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You may remember that the Town had to lift and move this lighthouse 125' away from the shore due to erosion. Dispute the move, it is solid as a rock and still provides beautiful views of the shore and beyond. Yes, you can climb the...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Short walk from downtown. Gorgeous on a sunny day. The view on the harbor and the town is beautiful. From the lighthouse, we kept walking on the beach which is open to the public.

Thank Muriel W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lovely...must take a private 3 hour historic tour with Michael who came highly recommended by the manager of the Christopher Hotel.

Thank jane f
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice stroll to the lighthouse overlooking a beautiful beach and marina. This is the quintessential new england lighthouse. Must see on the Vineyard.

Thank sweetsinclaire
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful, must see on the island. Easy bike ride from Oaks Bluffs. Breath taking scenes all along the way.

Thank lsmith699
Reviewed 1 week ago

Edgartown was our favorit stop on Martha's Vineyard. Walking to the lighthouse you see beautiful homes win an unbelievable view. The lighthouse was not open when we were there but it was still cool to see.

Thank Kmad26
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want an adorable beach near Edgartown Lighthouse with wonderful shells and calm surf go to Fuller Street beach!

Thank Mary Jane F
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was to be a 'filler in' on our tour. However, it quickly became one of our favorites. My wife made the perfect commendation. 'In my next life. this is where I want to live!" This speaks volumes.

Thank lrknek
Reviewed 1 week ago

my wife and I took the walk to the edgartown lighthouse while we were on our martha's vineyard tour. it was a nice walk from the shuttle bus drop-off. the neighborhoods we walked through were very pretty. alot of older homes that have been well...More

Thank ClickerM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a wonderful Lunch @ Seafood Shanty, I walked along North Water Street admiring the stately 18th century Captain's houses & gardens in full bloom. In front of the Harborside Inn are benches with a view of the Edgartown Lighthouse, in the middle of a...More

Thank ChanEvan
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How far is Martha's vinar. From Yarmouth Massachusetts
25 July 2016|
Response from Katy F | Property representative |
Hello, to get to Martha's Vineyard from Yarmouth you will need to drive from Yarmouth, MA to Woods Hole, MA, which is about an hour, and then get on a Steam Ship Authority boat, which will take you on a 45 minute ferry boat... More
tish m
Hi. Is the Edgartown Lighthouse reachable by the VTA bus ? If not, how many blocks or minute-walk would that be from the bus stop. We're going there this Labor Day weekend. Thank you so much.
24 July 2016|
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Response from Carrol D | Reviewed this property |
Not a far walk at all. I'm in my 70's and had no problem. Easy walk and lovely homes with great architecture. Enjoy!
brooke m
Where is hotel from ferry
28 May 2016|
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Response from NJ B | Reviewed this property |
Brooke, Do you mean the Harborview Hotel that is located across from the Edgartown LIghthouse? It depends where you take the ferry to—closest would be Oak Bluffs rather than Vineyard Haven. From there you can grab a MV bus... More