They stand as welcoming beacons to Martha’s Vineyard — representing both the island’s maritime past, and today, a favored family photo op, and selfie spot.
The five lighthouses of Martha’s Vineyard have become iconic island images.
They stretch from Edgartown Harbor, to East and West Chop on Vineyard Haven Harbor, to Cape Pogue on Chappy, to the cliffs of Aquinnah. Our own Guinevere Cramer is your Martha’s Vineyard lighthouse tour guide.
The Martha’s Vineyard Museum now oversees the tours at the Gay Head Lighthouse, East Chop Lighthouse, and Edgartown Lighthouse. Click here for more information. The one other lighthouse that is open for public tours is the Cape Pogue lighthouse on Chappy. The Trustees of Reservations oversee that one. Details
Most of the lighthouses are available for touring during the summer months and into early fall. These iconic island experiences belong on everyone’s Vineyard Bucket List.
Martha’s Vineyard is a magic place for many people. Our series of Vineyard Bucket List videos is our guide to some of the most classic, and magical, experiences on Martha’s Vineyard. Click here for the Vineyard Bucket List Video Library.