Rocks as Prayers, Martha's Vineyard

Rocks as Prayers near Aquinnah Cliffs; Martha’s Vineyard CC

Martha’s Vineyard General Attractions

Don’t miss Aquinnah with its picturesque cliffs, beaches, Native American Tribal grounds, and West Tisbury with a winery and strawberry and llama farms. For culinary delights, there are several inexpensive diners and restaurants for breakfast or lunch, however, dinners can be rather expensive. And all of the towns, except Edgartown and Oak Bluffs, are dry. They do not serve or sell alcohol, although it is customary and acceptable to bring your own.

Aquinnah Cliffs and Beach
DESCRIPTION: A spectacular view awaits you at the top of these 150-foot cliffs along with Gay Head Lighthouse; down below are miles of interesting rock formations and a beach shoreline that invites walking and relaxing views of sunrise and sunset.
ADDRESS: Gay Head on the western edge of Martha’s Vineyard

East Chop Lighthouse
DESCRIPTION: Fondly called the Chocolate Lighthouse, for its brown-red color, it stands on the site of one of the first telegraph signals, set up in 1828.
ADDRESS: Highland and East Chop Drives merge on Nantucket Sound, Oak Bluffs

Biscuits Restaurant
DESCRIPTION: Serves southern-style breakfast and lunch from May-October.
ADDRESS: 26 Lake Avenue
PHONE: 508-693-2033

The Flying Horses Carousel
DESCRIPTION: Built in 1876, it is the oldest operating platform carousel in the country.
ADDRESS: Circuit Avenue, Oak Bluffs
PHONE: 508-693-9481

Old Whaling Church
DESCRIPTION: This magnificent structure, erected in 1843, is a wonderful example of Greek Revival architecture and today, the building serves as a 500-seat performing arts center. Tours include the Dr. Daniel Fisher House and Vincent House Museum.
ADDRESS: 89 Main Street, Edgartown
PHONE: 508-627-4442

Vineyard Museum & Historical Society
DESCRIPTION: Dedicated to keeping alive the history, natural history, and art of Martha’s Vineyard; the Society cares for over 33,000 pieces of Island history.
ADDRESS: School Street at Cook Street, Edgartown
PHONE: 508-627-4441

Old Schoolhouse Museum
DESCRIPTION: The Island’s first schoolhouse, now owned by the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust, dates to 1829.
ADDRESS: 110 Main Street, Vineyard Haven
PHONE: 508-693-3860

Seamen’s Bethel Museum
DESCRIPTION: For over a century, local and traveling sailors have visited this Bethel; today, the building serves as a museum for maritime artifacts, including early photographs of Vineyard Haven.
ADDRESS: 15 Beach Street, Vineyard Haven
PHONE: 508-693-9317

West Chop Lighthouse
DESCRIPTION: Built in 1817, it was the island’s last manned lighthouse for the Vineyard Haven Harbor, which for 300 years was the most important port on the Atlantic Coast; Vineyard Sound,
ADDRESS: Western End of Main Street, Vineyard Haven

William Street Historic District
DESCRIPTION: Today, many of the grand homes built by sea captains are part of the town’s historic district.
ADDRESS: Vineyard Haven


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