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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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Once in a lifetime

This is a special lighthouse. The kind of lighthouse you read about in stories. Its setting is picturesque with the sailboats in the background and the beachy feeling walking up... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a special lighthouse. The kind of lighthouse you read about in stories. Its setting is picturesque with the sailboats in the background and the beachy feeling walking up to it. It is very easy to find. Go and take a picture!

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Larchmont, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

right outside the Harbourview Hotel is a lighthouse and it is a lovely place to walk along the water.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a gorgeous lighthouse, it is in a very magical spot. When we went there were no people around and it was just magical being there with the light house and the water. I think there might be tours at some time where you can go up but when we went there was no one there at all.

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Harting, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved an early morning run out to the lighthouse and took kids later in the day. Nothing to do there particularly as it was off season and all shut up and a good focal point

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was my mother and I.... we very much enjoyed walking the little island that the Lighthouse is situated on and looking for seashells! It was gorgeous weather at about 70-75F and the sun was out all day! It was a good hike and the scenery was beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This was just lovely and fun I had a lobster roll walk to the lighthouse just a beautiful strong very easy walk it is slow season so I'm not sure what it would be like in the summer months and I truly enjoyed it again just the nicest people.

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Acton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

It's a very pretty site where you can choose to walk around the water, sit on the benches, or have a drink on the porch of the hotel across the street while enjoying the lovely view.

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attleboro, ma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Walked to the lighthouse in edgartown from our hotel. Have been to Martha's Vineyard several times but never over to the lighthouse. Nice spot for a picnic on a nice day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a very scenic and beautiful spot to visit. One of 5 lighthouses on MV/Chappy. Easy to get to and easy to see right from the street. There are benches on the main street that you can sit and look out from. Very nice.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a nice walk out to the lighthouse from town and then to walk along the beach. The view either to Chappaquiddick or back towards the Harborview Hotel are breathtaking.

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