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Discovering The Island’s Towns: Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard

 Discovering The Island’s Towns: Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard 

edgartownIn none of the other Martha’s Vineyard towns does one get as strong a sense of the Vineyard’s maritime history as in Edgartown.

Elegant 19th century homes comprise downtown; in summer, their long-established gardens add color and fragrance.


Stop in at the Martha’s  Vineyard Museumand browse the artifacts, art and other reminders of days past. The town cemetery on the town’s western perimeter includes memorial stones dedicated to Island-born whalers lost at sea.

Back in the present, Edgartown draws shoppers, strollers, sailors and seekers of fine food to its boutiques, jewelers and world class restaurants, wine bars and sidewalk cafes.

Don’t Miss: A ride on the Chappaquiddick ferry.  On the other side you’ll find beaches, quiet country roads, and Mytoi Japanese Garden.


Insider Tip….

The Vineyard Gazette,
the Island’s newspaper of record for well over a century still prints the paper onsite at
34 South Summer St. on Thursday afternoons.
Schedule permitting, visitors are welcome

Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard at a Glance
  • Home to the Vineyard Museum
  • Downtown historic district
  • Access to Chappy via in-town ferry
  • Bus access to South Beach
  • Easy access to Edgartown Lighthouse