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Edgartown Lighthouse

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Address: 121 N Water St, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539-8016
Phone Number:
+1 508-627-4441
10:00 - 17:00
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Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

The Martha's Vineyard Museum is privileged to be the steward of three of...

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

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

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 give me a wonderful composition to shoot a picture. The lighthouse was closed. I ignore... More 

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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. I probably spent 20 minutes walking to/from and photographing the lighthouse area.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 lighthouse but is quite walkable. There is a small sandy beach nearby as well as... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We strolled along the shore to the light and found it very relaxing. Not sure about parking because it was included in our hotel and we were able to walk over.

Thank Galewins2014
Edgartown, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a public beach and it is a great venue for a beach wedding. Beautiful path to the lighthouse beach, flat terrain, gorgeous views. The lighthouse is a bonus for photos.

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Edgartown, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Go take a walk out to this historic landmark right on the edge of the Edgartown Harbor. Look back at beauty of Edgartown or vastness on the inlet.

Thank Art L
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

We snapped some lovely photos of the Edgartown Lighthouse - beautiful, quaint town & lovely area to visit. The lighthouse appeared deserted when we visited - would have liked to visit the top.

Thank denver60

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