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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 yesterday

Definitely worth the $5 for the view and even more for the absolutely lovely man (I think he is the lighthouse-keeper) that was staffing it. Just to mention there is a small space you have to duck down to get out to the top so...More

Thank Claire T
Reviewed 4 days ago

Views are world class and the sights are majestic. Bring a bottle of wine and your sweetheart. Don't go on a rainy day.

Thank artwilliams7002
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you like lighthouses, go there to visit. We happen to like the light houses. Each one is unique. Go!

Thank jeri D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The view's the sea air, just being there....walking around the grounds, taking in the scenery, the boat traffic and sail's. The entire area is great to bring a lunch or buy a sandwich there and sit by the water.

Thank Angelo M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You'll find the lighthouse at the end of Water Street and onto the beach Sonia a nice walk from Main Street past pretty houses and hotels out to the water's edge.

Thank VR747
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you visit Edgartown you must visit lighthouse. Set on a lovey stretch of beach. Perfectly placed to relax whilst still close to all that Edgartown has to offer

Thank Tee R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lighthouse is beautiful. Step inside and take a look. Each year my family with grandchildren ages 3-11 heads down and past Edgartown Lighthouse to the water. The kids have their tackle boxes and fish for porgies. You can see the Chappy Ferry and have...More

Thank Patricia R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun location, great views of the harbor and beaches, it's a nice place to walk with your morning coffee ...

Thank QCBluesman
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rode our bikes down to the lighthouse and walked around. Great way to while away an afternoon in a lovely spot.

Thank Stevens B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lighthouse day for us and this one did not disappoint. Nice walk out to it. Beautiful views and photos opts of the lighthouse. We enjoyed walking the beach and the beautiful view all around the area. Parking was the hardest part. We had to park...More

Thank MarleyWay84
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26 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
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
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