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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely place to go in Edgartown, its a nice walk from the main town centre and has a beautiful view. It might not be the most important thing to do when in Edgartown but it I think it is definitely worth it.

Thank Madeleine H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Edgartown Fireworks Sparkle and Illuminate this special Lighthouse every year. The surrounding beach is a perfect place to watch them from. So bring your blankets and enjoy the LIGHT Show!!!!.

Thank emievents
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Walk over from city centre Edwardtown in just a few minutes and enjoy great views of this brillant white lighthouse, the beach, the harbor and the beautiful front-row houses. Afterwards grab a drink at lovely Harbor View Hotel right across the street.

Thank Meike_Maria
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Lighthouse itself was closed when we visited, but walk around the lighthouse was nice. Beautiful water on one side and the nice/cozy hotels/houses on the other side.

Thank MNarahari
Reviewed 23 October 2017

There is a path off the main street that follows the water that will take you to the lighthouse. It is between two houses so you have to look for it. You can walk out to the lighthouse and then down the beach and get...More

Thank Janet C
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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
29 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