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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 via mobile

We love the ocean and therefore enjoyed our walk to the lighthouse where we could look out and soak in the sounds, smells, and sights of the water. We've visited in both summer and winter and enjoyed equally. We were the lone visitors on a...More

Thank Patti C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This lighthouse and the surrounding area are just so beautiful and I could easily just sit and stare at the ocean for hours. During peak times of year I believe they open the lighthouse to the public for a small fee but it was closed...More

Thank Jessica B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beautiful lighthouse is located on a great location on the island. It has a very beautiful view. It is a historical landmark on the island and a must visit.

Thank 837mehrana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another fun thing do on the Vineyard. Go on a sunny day in the afternoon. Walk along the beach and appreciate the beauty of the island.

Thank Nomisnek
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took a tour and saw this lighthouse. Very cool. History was interesting. It is now a non winterized home if I understood the guide. It is not an official lighthouse.

Thank OpinionGuru
Reviewed 28 November 2017

We visited Edgartown on the off season and walked to the lighthouse on a whim. It was very windy out, but overall it was a pleasant walk with amazing views.

Thank amanda_m_renda
Reviewed 27 November 2017

First off, do yourself a favor, and don't go to the vineyard in the winter. We were staying nearby in Plymouth and took a day trip to the vineyard the week before Thanksgiving. Most restaurants and things are closed. Our bus driver assured us that...More

Thank LI2107
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Limited street parking on the one way street to the Harbor View Hotel across the street from the lighthouse. Off season, it’s a brisk but easy walk to the lighthouse. Can easily be seen from the road as well.

Thank roadrun50
Reviewed 17 November 2017

You can walk right up to the lighthouse and all around the outside. Walk along the water, collect rocks or shells, view wildlife and see local fisherman.

Thank bgtmama
Reviewed 13 November 2017

The Edgartown Lighthouse houses a small museum but this had closed down for the season when we visited in mid-October. The lighthouse is situated on a nice beach, and it is a very pleasant walk from Edgartown town center to the lighthouse and beach... Edgartown...More

Thank schmidtmg
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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