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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 15 August 2016 via mobile

Located in the dunes across from the harbor view hotel it is a landmark inviting to and worth a little walk.

Thank Sylvia D
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

A beautiful walk out to the lighthouse along a path that takes you out to the lighthouse. Stunning views, great pictures. So peaceful

Thank cheryl g
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We visited this attraction in Edgartown, just a few minutes walk from the center of town. Small light house with a small beach ,lovely views of the surrounding areas, $5.00 to climb to the top and there is a very knowledgeable guide there .

Thank beverley d
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Easy access through a pathway of sand and gentle brush. This lighthouse is a quick climb and allows for views of the Edgartown harbor and the ferry entrance to the Chappaquiddick island across. Right at the base of the lighthouse is a small beach with...More

Thank turquoise-starfish
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Short walk from Harbor View Hotel and amazing to see everyday. Sit on the rocking chairs at the hotel and enjoy coffee or a cocktail while taking in this Edgartown must see.

Thank Christopher and... E
Reviewed 4 August 2016

We got up early and found plenty of parking on the road at the head of the trail that leads to the Edgartown lighthouse. We walked down the path and had an amazing view of the lighthouse and sunrise. Perfect picture opportunity. We did not...More

Thank M1chtopher
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

The light house is beautiful and is located in a special place. But what is unforgettable is the music that accompanies your visit. The guardian, a very nice man is very very kind and explain the light house history and everything you are interesting to...More

Thank Piccipiccichock
Reviewed 30 July 2016

An easy walk from downtown Edgartown, this is a beautiful lighthouse with scenic views of the town and harbor. You can climb to the top for even better views

1  Thank GeorgiaLucy41
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Worth seeing. Wonderful view of Edgartown Harbor. The Historical Society has done a great job!! The gentleman that greats everyone is very nice as well.

Thank Vincent L
Reviewed 26 July 2016

just a quick walk out to the lighthouse on the beach watching ships come in with a beautiful view for pictures Nice place to find all kinds of shells

Thank 35yearsBraintree
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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