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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 2 weeks ago

$5 to climb to the top. Nice beach in front. I suggest you sit on the wood benches right across the the Harbor View Hotel facing the lighthouse and enjoy the view.

Thank fdkmd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't actually go inside the lighthouse, but it was a spectacular venue for my niece's wedding. The photographer was Alex Paul Photography and the photographs were amazing!!

Thank newhall_e
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on Memorial Day. The hours on the website for this house said it would be open, but unfortunately it was not. The weather was rainy so this could have been why. Besides that disappointment the walk out there was beautiful and worth...More

Thank Melissa G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful and romantic location. And we ran into a couple who just had just gotten engaged there. Perfect place for proposals.

Thank MayaST
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can walk through the town and walk right out to the lighthouse. We spent some time on the beach even in the rain...

Thank karen29len
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After have a lunch in Edgartown, I decide to stop to see the local lighthouse. Park the car nearby and walked the path to it. I was admiring the lighthouse and the sea for a while. A couple of boats turned down over the sand...More

Thank Ladope
Reviewed 15 May 2017

We could have gone it, but didn't. It's a very well maintained and picturesque sight. It was part of our tour.

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

A short walk from the road takes you down a trail to the lighthouse. You also get good views of the piers and waterfront homes from the lighthouse. The lighthouse was closed and there was no informational sign outside the lighthouse to explain its history....More

1  Thank Aunt_Angie3
Reviewed 14 May 2017

I love this location. It is a great walk around the beach and it offers really great views of Edgartown from the lighthouse. Also, there is a great gift shop inside of the lighthouse at the base.

Thank G R
Reviewed 24 April 2017

You owe it to yourself to take the 5-10 minute walk down North Water Street from the center of Edgartown to the Edgartown Lighthouse. This lighthouse marks the harbor’s entrance between Martha’s Vineyard and Chappaquiddick. A sand path leads from the paved road to the...More

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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