Edgartown Lighthouse
Edgartown Lighthouse
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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hayleypl
Virginia Beach, VA166 contributions
Oct 2022
Incredibly charming! We loved Edgarstown & especially the lighthouse area- lots of beautiful lookouts & photo spots. Highly recommend!
Written 12 October 2022
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Christian B
8 contributions
Oct 2022
Just a walk from our hotel, it provided many good views and photo ops. The beach and waves were fun to explore.
Written 4 October 2022
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Rick S
Montreal, Canada8 contributions
Aug 2022
Although Oakbluff is cute and nice, Edgartown is amazing. Amazing coastline town with great streets, awesome houses, superbe view from lighthouse, excellent marina, cute restaurants in the harbor. The TOWN to see by far!
Written 16 August 2022
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Patrick S
Davie, FL1,253 contributions
Aug 2022
Great walk to the lighthouse and of course the views are terrific. There is a beach so you can swim if you can take the temperature of the water.

Written 8 August 2022
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jbrenz
Chicago, IL1,369 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
It was great because it was off season and not crowded. It was also nice because you could walk out right to the lighthouse, too. Unfortunately, the day I had was very foggy and you could hardly see the lighthouse even right up next to it. If you’re on the island, be sure to walk out to the lighthouse and hopefully you’ll have a clearer day than I did.
Written 22 May 2022
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Pdonatyandkids
Westborough, MA240 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Short walk from the downtown area. Easy walk. The path to get in can be missed as it is an easement between two homes. Dogs are allowed but they need to be leashed. We went in May and the lighthouse was not opened yet.
Written 16 May 2022
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Joyce
Topsham, ME507 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
We loved this location. We drove through town with the windows down and it's so quiet off season you can hear the birds chirping this is a definite must see
Written 30 April 2022
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Sean C
Haleiwa, HI1,364 contributions
Oct 2021
Scenic, tranquil, picturesque. We visited this location with our pup and watched seagulls dropping shells. No crowds (off-season) and easily accessible down trail in a neighborhood. Free on-street parking was a little hard to find but doable.
Written 6 April 2022
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Diana W
Pinehurst, TX104 contributions
Feb 2022
Didn’t have to walk too far to get to this lighthouse. Only issue is it that is was closed, due to off season, would have been nice to have gone in and walked up to see the view, but it’s ok. Next time 😀

We rode the transit bus to the area and it wasn’t that far.
Written 20 March 2022
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D M
16 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Have to walk in the sand a bit if you want to go up in it. There is a great view of it from the road though. It is only $5 to climb the stairs to the top. Neat experience.
Written 11 October 2021
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