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Martha's Vineyard Museum

59 School St, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539-8215
+1 508-627-4441
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Want some MV History???

This is the place. Come this summer before they move the main museum to Vineyard Haven and their... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
VacaCouple2014
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New York City, New York
Museum closed

Online it said the museum was open so we were excited to go. We got there to find they are closed... read more

Reviewed April 4, 2018
AdventurousJax
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Jacksonville, Florida
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The Martha's Vineyard Museum preserves and interprets collections that engage and connect the public to the Island's history, art and culture. Situated in historic Edgartown, the Museum includes the 18th century period Cooke House, an archival research library, carriage shed of vehicles and vessels, 1854 Fresnel lens from the Gay Head Lighthouse, tryworks, and Pease House Galleries building containing 6 exhibitions and a gift shop. Permanent exhibits include "Enchanted Isle: The Story of Martha's Vineyard," "Hands-On History for Kids," and "10,000 Years on Noepe." Rotating exhibitions change frequently.
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59 School St, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539-8215
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the place. Come this summer before they move the main museum to Vineyard Haven and their new location. You can see lots of history here and learn a lot in just a one hour visit. The guides are knowledgeable and friendly.

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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Online it said the museum was open so we were excited to go. We got there to find they are closed for the season. We called and learned they will not reopen until Memorial Day.

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Reviewed October 25, 2017

Nice display inside and outside. The explanation regarding the whale hunting en preparation of the ingreditions. Pitty that the Cookhouse is closed during the season

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Reviewed October 23, 2017

Good local history, whaling history, photos, hands-on area for kids, info on shipping on the island, house to tour and MORE!

Thank Janet C
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

This museum had an excellent installation of photography of many people who have gone to Martha's Vineyard to live from all over the world. Their stories of how they were received and were able to become part of the community were heartwarming. Everywhere in America...More

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Reviewed June 18, 2017

Museum is air conditioned, so good place to get out of the sun. This was one of the first activities we did and it fleshed out the history of MV. Plenty to see of whaling history, ships, indians and summer vacation. Much of the museum...More

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Reviewed June 18, 2017

This museum is right in the center of town and is a good place to start if you want to learn about some local history on Martha's Vineyard. Would not take you long to get through it and we found it worth it and interesting.

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Reviewed May 25, 2017

My wife and I stopped for a while to see the museum in Edgartown. Although it is small, they have a great deal of local information, history and artifacts. If you want, they have information hand held devices to listen at each display. There are...More

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Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile

This is a small museum but don't let that discourage you from visiting. They do a wonderful job with the exhibits and out family of four spent a couple of hours learning all about the island on a rainy afternoon. The audio recordings of first...More

2  Thank TCMaine
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Reviewed October 17, 2016

It's a very small but interesting museum. It's challenged by funding and artifacts to display but creates an interesting timeline of Martha's Vineyard history. Unfortunately we were there on a weekend. All their historical demonstrators and interpreters are off on the weekends....

2  Thank Josh B
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Elaine M
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Response from Josh B | Reviewed this property |
Depends on what you like but Edgartown is the County Seat and the oldest town on the island with a ton of great old ship captains homes. Oak Bluff is much more of a day-tripper tourist spot, sort of like the old fin de... More
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